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Alaska Lesson, Page 3

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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

Moose

  • 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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