August 24, 2010: Alaska—size matters

On this day 98 years ago, Canada suffered one of the biggest loses in the Country’s history. How big you ask? Try 663,268 sq miles.

Yes, on August 24, 1912, the state of Alaska became an official American territory and would be out of Canada’s possession forever. While many associate Alaska with cruises and cold weather, one of Alaska’s most intriguing features is that it’s the biggest State in terms of total area in the entire U.S.A.! So while the United States may have “The Big Apple” and “The Big Easy”, nothing is bigger than the “Land of the Mountain Sun”—the country’s biggest import.


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