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#50 - ALASKA

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1915
Lithographer: Unidentified

Alaska map - Seals resting on the ice; Stamp Mill; Salmon Fishing
Area: 590,884 sq. mi
Population: 64,356
Scenes: Seals resting on the ice; Stamp Mill; Salmon Fishing

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Alaska, an unorganized territory in the western division of the North American Union, comprising the extreme northwestern part of the American continent, is bounded by the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, Behring Sea, British Columbia and the northwest territories of Canada; gross area, 590,884 sq. miles; capital, Juneau.
     The waters of Alaska contain over 100 species of food fish. The principal fisheries are those confined to salmon, cod and herring. In connection with the Alaska Coast, there are at least 125,000 square miles of cod fishing banks.
     The principal farm products are oats, wheat, rye, barley and buckwheat.
     Gold, copper, coal and iron are the principal minerals.
     The principal industries are fishing, fur sealing and gold mining. Every package of Arbuckles' Coffee has the same strength and the same fine, full flavor.
     The government is of a tentative character, under the authority of a governor appointed by the President for a term of four years. There is a legislature with limited powers. There are judicial, customs and military officers, and, excepting where otherwise provided, the general laws are those established in Oregon.
     The climate of Alaska is for the most part severely cold, although in some sections the summers are warm.
     Population in 1910, 64,356.
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