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Alaska State Symbols, Songs, and Emblems

For the latest symbols information, visit the NETSTATE CHRONICLE.

Designation Symbol / Emblem AdoptedList a-z

Sources...

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, State Symbols <http://sled.alaska.edu/akfaq/aksymb.html> (Accessed 9 December 2009)
Shankle, George Earlie. State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols. Irvine, Calif.: Reprint Services Corp, Revised edition, 1971.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

Great Seal Find out more... 1912
Flower Wild native Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris) 1917
Floral Emblem Wild native Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris) 1917
Flag Find out more... 1927
Bird Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus alascensis Swarth) 1955
Song "Alaska's Flag," words by Marie Drake, music by Elinor Dusenbury 1955
Fish King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) 1962
Tree Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) 1962
Gem Jade 1968
Mineral Gold 1968
Sport Dog Mushing 1972
Marine Mammal Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) 1983
Fossil Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) 1986
Insect Four Spot Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula quadrimaculata) [ More ] 1995
Language English 1998
Land Mammal Moose (Alces alces) 1998
Dog Alaskan Malamute 2010

Making laws in Alaska

The Alaska legislature offers several options to help us understand how laws are made in the state. There are a couple of documents, the Legislative Process in Alaskaadobe document and the brief Steps in the Passage of a Billadobe document. They also offer a Powerpoint presentation, Legislative Process Presentation, and a 19 minute streaming video, Classic 1970's Legislative Process Video.

Additional Information

State Symbols: FAQ ALASKA - Frequently Asked Questions About Alaska from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Eight Stars of Gold: The Story of Alaska's Flag: The Alaska flag story from the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

Alaska Facts and Symbols
Alaska
Facts and Symbols

Muriel L. Dubois

Alaska Facts and Symbols, by Muriel L. Dubois. 24 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press; Rev Upd edition (August 2003) Reading level: Grades 3-4. Interest level: Grades 3-9. Perfect for report writing! Easy-to-read text covers major Alaska symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. A "Fast Facts" section highlights the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, farm products, and primary manufactured goods. Also included are full-page maps that introduce the concept of the map key, which is great for teaching map-reading skills.

State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols
State Names, Seals
Flags and Symbols

Benjamin F. Shearer
Barbara S. Shearer

State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols, by Benjamin F. Shearer, Barbara S. Shearer. 544 pages. Greenwood Press; 3 Sub edition (October 30, 2001) This is one of the best, and most comprehensive, books we could find about the official state names and nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and miscellaneous designations of each state. This, coupled with the 1938 Shankle book, formed the basis of our symbol library. If you're serious about your states symbols, you'll want to have this book and the one below. This book also contains information about state holidays, license plates, sports teams, universities and other trivia.

State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols, by George Earlie Shankle. 522 pages. Reprint Services Corp; Revised edition (June 1971) Reprint of the 1938 revised edition. The first comprehensive book about our state symbols! From the preface: "This book grew out of the desire of its author to know, about his native state, a great many facts which he found exceedingly difficult to obtain. After three years of research in the Library of Congress, he is able to give to the public this storehouse of information, which could have been gathered from not library less fertile in source material..."

Visit the Alaska State Book Store for additional Alaska related books, including Alaska Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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