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An educational site focused on Alaskan History.
The Word ALASKA came from the Aleut term "Alyeska" (Al-ee-eh-skah) which means "The Great Land"
First Seal of Alaska
In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States,
and for nearly fifty years the region was known as
the District of Alaska. While Alaska was still a
district, the first governor designated a seal of the
district. This seal featured icebergs, northern
lights, igloos and an Eskimo ice fishing.
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Today's Seal of Alaska
the seal was replaced with a design more
representative of the state's industrial and natural
wealth. Today, this seal, created by an "unnamed
draftsman," is the state seal of Alaska. The rays
above the mountains represent the famous
Alaskan northern lights. The smelter symbolizes
mining, the train stands for Alaska's railroads,
and ships denote transportation by sea. The trees
pictured in the seal symbolize Alaska's wealth of
timber, and the farmer, his horse, and the three
shocks of wheat stand for Alaskan agriculture.
The fish and the seals signify the importance of
fishing and seal rookeries to Alaska's economy.
The state seal of Alaska is a fine representation of
the vast wealth of the forty-ninth state.
Conditions for Use of the State Seal from Alaska Statutes:
Chapter 44.09. STATE SEAL
Sec. 44.09.010. State seal.
The official seal of the State of Alaska
is comprised of two concentric circles
between which appear the words "The
Seal of the State of Alaska" and within
the inner circle is the design of the seal
corresponding to the representation in
Sec. 44.09.015. Use of seal without
(a) A person may not use or
make a die or impression of the state
seal for any advertising or commercial
purpose, unless written permission has
first been obtained from the lieutenant
(b) Violation of this section is a
misdemeanor, and upon conviction is
punishable by a fine of not more than
$500, or by imprisonment for not more
than six months, or by both.
Revisors Notes -
Formerly AS 11.60.225.
Renumbered in 1978.
is the most used of all travel guides and trip planners for Alaska and Canada. If you are planing on driving in Alaska or Canada on vacation then this guide is going to be the most complete you can buy. The retail cost of the Milepost in Alaska is $24.95.
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