posted on Jan, 14 2004 @ 06:17 PM
Alaska is a great country, well state actually,LOL- that has great stragetic importance to the rest of the country. And our natural resourses are
varied- from the oil fields in the north, to the US Navy stragetic oil reserve that has not been brought into production ,yet- but Bush is pushing
this issue - our timber reserves, as well as minerals, mainly copper and gold, and our seafood products.
Most people, when Alaska is mentioned, think of igloos- but there are none in the state.
Our economy is different, wages are higher (even the minimum wage is higher than the rest of the country) and there is so much oppurtunity
I encourage anyone looking for something different to come here. What a great country, I mean state, that we have . Oppurtunity abounds in all
The Russians were only looking at the furs from here (Sea Otter) and when they almost broght same into extinction was when we purchased Alaska from
them. And they also basically enslaved the native population to procure these pelts, at a great loss to the local natives as far as life goes.
A great read is James Michener- Alaska.