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By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756661994

ISBN-13: 9780756661991

No matter if recognizing a moose preventing site visitors in Anchorage or exploring Alaska's wonderful glacier-lined coast by way of cruise send, the final Frontier is bound to exceed all expectancies. entire with 3D mapping, vast inn and eating place choices, guided walks and evocative images, this can be the main colourful and complete advisor to Alaska out there. allow DK Eyewitness commute publications Alaska be your making plans relief, spouse and keepsake as you adventure the richness of our northernmost country. contains attractive new complete colour images, illustrations, and more suitable maps large info on neighborhood customs, foreign money, clinical prone and transportation is helping tourists come to a decision at a look which areas are most suitable to their journey.

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At Sitka on October 18, 1867, ownership was officially transferred and the US flag was raised. ” 1799 Tsar Paul I grants trade monopoly to Russian-American Company; Baranov sets up Russian fort and political capital at Sitka 1867 political cartoon on the purchase of Alaska 1800 1848 New England whalers begin commercial whaling in Alaskan waters 1820 1867 US Secretary of State William H. 2#4)# /#%!. In the decade after the US purchase of Alaska, there was very little interest in the new acquisition, but this changed in 1880 when gold was found at the site of present-day Juneau.

6 month Apr b JUNEAU -13/08 b 15 "ODIPSBHF -2/28 -6/21 in in in Jul Oct Jan I N T R O D U C I N G A L A S K A 49 THE HISTORY OF ALASKA K nown to the Aleut peoples as Alaxsxag, “The Great Land,” Alaska has been defined by cycles of prosperity and stagnation. Russian traders in the 18th century were followed by Gold Rush prospectors in the 1890s who struggled north with dreams of fantastic wealth. The discovery of North Slope oil in the 1960s led to a new boom that not only drew people to Alaska and rejuvenated its economy, but continues to affect the state and its fortunes today.

THE SLED TEAM For mushers, dogsledding is as much an art form as a sport. In the harsh winter wilderness, the close interplay of human and dog is symbiotic: for the musher, the dog team is a faithful lifeline in an exposed environment, while for the dogs, the musher is a trusted companion who supplies sustenance. The dogs are directed not by reins, but by the musher’s spoken commands to the lead dogs, who guide the others accordingly. SLED DOGS Malemutes, Siberians, Samoyeds, and other purebred huskies are popularly associated with dogsledding, but are rarely used as sled dogs.

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