DK Publishing's Alaska (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) PDF

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Mid-Aug), Seward. Alaska’s most famous salmon derby offers a $10,000 grand prize and a total purse of $150,000. Alaska Bearpaw Festival Southeast Alaska State Fair (mid-Jul), Eagle River near Anchorage. On offer are bear-oriented events, including a parade, a teddy bear (3rd week), Haines. This fair features a farmers’ market, a lumberjack show, pig races, a dog show, and live music. Crowds at the Fourth of July parade in downtown Seward Seward Silver Salmon Derby 44 I N T R O D U C I N G A L A S K A Bald eagles crowding cottonwood trees in the fall, Haines FALL As tourists and seasonal workers leave, birch trees turn yellow, the air fills with the scent of woodsmoke, and over half the state’s population ends up at the Alaska State Fair.

The availability of food in towns has changed the migratory patterns of ducks and geese and it is often possible to see them in mid-winter in the Southeast. Chickadees, nuthatches, and other small birds that winter in Alaska can also be seen around bird-feeders in the south. The raven has long been revered by indigenous peoples as the creator of the world and bringer of daylight. These intelligent corvids especially like to raid urban dumpsters. The willow ptarmigan, the official state bird, is seen all year round.

In 1945, to escape the Soviet system, many migrated to Brazil and eventually to the USA. In the late 1960s, one group established several villages around Nikolaevsk, which are modern Alaska’s only Russian settlements. Currently, about 2,000 Old Believers, who still speak Old Russian, live largely by hunting, fishing, trapping, and farming. icons for worshipers, who may not approach the iconostasis. The New Archangel Dancers, Sitka, perform Russian folk songs and dances to promote Alaska’s Russian heritage.

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