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Where were you in 1959?

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Alaska 1959

This year, Alaska is celebrating its 60th year of statehood. We’re sharing some of the coolest facts about our favorite state:

• Alaska first tried to become a state in 1916.

• Five percent of Alaska is covered by glaciers (approximately 29,000 square miles).

• Seventeen of the 20 highest peaks in America are in Alaska, including North America’s tallest peak, Denali.

• Juneau is the only state capital accessible only by boat or plane and is the largest at 3,108 square miles.

• More caribou than people live in the state.

Want even more fun facts? Visit alaska.gov for more information.

Bri Kelly, The Alaska 100

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