Hello and welcome to our Home wallpaper site for Alaska. My name is Deb Godknecht and my team and I have been helping people over 25 years find that perfect wallpaper for their room or space that they are looking for. We would like to help you.One of the greatest struggles people have is what will my wallpaper look like on my wall. We have created a wallpaper simulator so you can see your wallpaper selection on the wall before you buy.
Please click this link WALLPAPER SIMULATOR and go check it out. I have my personal collection of wallpapers on that page as well.
If you have a specific wallpaper you would like to see on the simulator please contact me so we can arrange that. Contact Deb
Fun Facts For The State of Alaska
The largest state (in area) of the United States, Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state in 1959, and lies at the extreme northwest of the North American continent. Acquired by the United States in 1867, the territory was dubbed “Seward’s Folly” after U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, who arranged to purchase the land from Russia. Critics of the purchase believed that the land had nothing to offer, but the discovery of gold in the 1890s created a stampede of prospectors and settlers. Alaska is bounded by the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north; Canada’s Yukon Territory and British Columbia province to the east; the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south; the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea to the west; and the Chukchi Sea to the northwest. The capital is Juneau.
In 1968, a large oil and gas reservoir near Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Coast was found. The Prudhoe Bay reservoir, with an estimated recoverable 10 billion barrels of oil and 27 trillion cubic feet of gas, is twice as large as any other oil field in North America. The Trans-Alaska pipeline was completed in 1977 at a cost of $7.7 billion. Oil flows through the 800-mile-long pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez.
Other important industries are fisheries, wood and wood products, furs, and tourism.
Denali National Park and Mendenhall Glacier in North Tongass National Forest are of interest, as is the large totem pole collection at Sitka National Historical Park.
Famous Peoples From Alaska
Ernestine Hayes (born 1945 Juneau, Alaska) is a Tlingit writer and professor in Juneau, Alaska. (Tlingit) memoirist. Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan, or wolf clan, on the Eagle side of the Tlingit nation.
Ernestine Hayes was raised in Juneau, and from the age of fifteen lived in California. She moved back to Alaska when she was 40 years old, and at the age of 55, she graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast, magna cum laude. In 2003, she graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage as Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literary Arts. She currently teaches at University of Alaska Southeast and is associated faculty for the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residence MFA program. Hayes is an active promoter of Native rights and culture, and decolonization. For just over a year, she wrote a column, "Edge of the Village", for the Juneau Empire.