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This however drew attention to the enormous wood reserves and in 1954; one of the biggest pulp mills in the world was established. This too was closed down as a result of obsolete equipments and severe environmental regulations. (Thompson, 2008). The city is a home to a large number of different tribes and communities and hence presents a very wide and diverse culture. Many different tribes that have origins ranging from Indian to American live in this area. The famous tribes of Ketchikan are: Inupiat, Yupik, Aleut, Inuit, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Eyak. Akin to the various tribes, there are a range of religions prevalent in the area but the most widely practiced are Christianity and Buddhism. There are a number of churches in the city like St John’s Church on the mission street and the First Lutheran Church on the Tongass avenue. These religions have made an impact on the life of the people of Ketchikan as well as the whole region of Alaska. Different Institutions like schools, colleges as well as churches reflect the ideologies of these different religions spread throughout the state. (Ketchikan, Alaska) The city contains plenty of historical sites and museums that attract the visitors.
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Alaska is the largest state in America as far as the land area is concerned. Even though Alaskans are believed to be the least religious people in America, all kinds of religions can be seen in Alaska including, Christians with different community denominations, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists etc.
The epicentre of this infamous earthquake was only 45 miles away of Valdez and beneath 14 miles of the earth’s crust. (Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau) Valdez was located on unstable deltaic sands, along with gravels that are extremely shaky facing any movement of earth’s crust.
Bush, later in 2008. This was due to gasoline prices thwarting and the cost of oil that became a significant question in the presidential race and American politics. While an aspirant, Barack Obama preferred a much more modest launching of the coastal regions than his rival, John McCain did, whose motto was “drill it here, drill now” (Franklin 6).
President Richard Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law on November 16, 1973, which authorized the construction of the pipeline. Although the pipeline is actually about 799 miles long, it is usually referred to as 800 miles long.
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Alaska Airlines Flight 261 had a fateful crash on January 31, 2000. Fourteen years after the incident, talks about it still linger mainly because the relatives of the fallen passengers still recall the incident. They hope same thing will not happen again. The plane crash claimed the lives of 88 people including the airplane’s crew, pilot and captain.
Evapotranspiration by plants in the Tongass National Forest and other plants are often found on the Fairweather Range and the same contributes up to the vapor from ice and water. The collected vapor is
Sailing through North Pacific Ocean, one can easily spot fish jumping out of the water for different purposes (Northcote and Hartman 367). Though some of the species are not considered native, global warming is attributed to the migration of tropical fish species into the