Songs About Alaska, The Last Frontier State

The state song is "Alaska's Flag" by Marie Drake and Elinor Dusenbury. The state flag is blue with eight gold stars. Themes for writing songs about Alaska include the motto "North to the Future," North America's tallest peak Mt. Denali and long seasons. The territory was known as "Seward's Ice Box" when it was purchased from Russia. Secretary of State William Seward signed the treaty in 1867 and the event is celebrated in Alaska on March 27, known as "Seward's Day." Alaska remained a U.S. territory until it officially became the 49th state in 1959. Alaska's history traces back to Eskimos of the Yupik, Innuit and Aleut cultures. Anchorage is icy in the winter with average high temperatures around 25 degrees. The warmest months are usually June, July and August with average high temperatures around 65 degrees. During the summer months most of the state gets almost a full day of sunlight.

Alaska and Me by John Denver
Anchorage by Michelle Shocked
North To Alaska by Johnny Horton, also Boxcar Willie
The Alaskan Song (Under The Midnight Sun) by Lacy J. Dalton
From Alaska To L.A. by Wanda Jackson
Fairbanks Alaska by Joe Walsh
Far Alaska by Jethro Tull
Stephanie Says by Velvet Underground
When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's 40 Below) by Johnny Horton, also Johnny Cash
Alaska Highway by Dan Bern
Elusive Dreams by George Jones & Tammy Wynette
Home To Alaska by Lee Greenwood
Road To Alaska by The Bee Gees
There's No Penguins In Alaska by Chiodos
Eskimo Rock 'n' Roll by Gamble Village Eskimo Singers

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