Seattle, WA (Vocus) March 30, 2009
On March 30, 1867 the U.S. Senate took the first step toward Alaska becoming the 49th state of the U.S. in 1959 by approving the purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire for $7.2 million, which would be about $111 million today.
Alaska is the largest state in the U.S with a land area of 570,380 square miles filled with stunning mountains, miles of coastline, glaciers, rivers and spectacular wildlife, which provide some of the most wondrous backdrops for outdoor adventures in the world. Among the popular activities are hiking, kayaking, skiing and boating. In fact, the name Alaska means "great land."
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