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  • William Seward bought Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million -- less than 2 cents an acre.

  • The Alaskan island of Little Diomede lies less than three miles from Russian territory.

  • Glacier Bay National Park has more tidewater glaciers than any other place on the planet.

  • The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.

  • Juneau is the only capital city in the United States accessible only by boat or plane.

  • At 20,320 feet above sea level, Mt. McKinley, located in Alaska's interior, is the highest point in North America.

  • The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States.

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