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Alaska Lesson, Page 3

Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce

  • Alaska's state tree is the sitka spruce.

  • Sitka spruces are tall evergreen trees. Evergreen trees have leaves all year round. The leaves of the sitka spruce are sharp needles.

  • Sitka spruces live a long life. Some of them have lived for over 700 years.


Moose - State Animal of Alaska


  • Alaska's state animal is the moose.

  • Moose comes from the Indian word moz. It means "twig eater".

  • A male moose has large antlers growing out of its head. Antlers take three to five months to grow.


Trans Alaskian Pipeline

Trans Alaskian Pipeline

  • The Alaskian Pipeline carries oil. It is 803 miles long (1,287.961 km) and it runs in a north-south direction. It runs from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez.

  • The pipeline was built between 1974 and 1977. It cost over 8 billion dollars to build. Thirty-two workers died while building the pipeline.

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