Friday, June 13, 2008

When Did Alaska Become A State?

Question: When did Alaska become a State?

Answer: Alaska officially became a state on January 3, 1959. This and other basic facts about Alaska are available through the Alaska Kids' Corner.

If you're interested in a brief history of Alaska Statehood, check out the Alaska history page from the University of Viginia at

More information on Alaska's path to statehood is available through books, videos and other materials that you can locate through WorldCat, the world's library catalog.

If you'd like a visual journey of Alaska's path to statehood, try out the Alaska Digital Archives "Movement to Statehood" page at

Finally, Alaska is gearing up to celebrate its 50th birthday as a State. More information about these efforts can be found at the Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission website.

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