Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report Alaska

After leaving China, the racers are on their way back to the United States. Their first stop is Alaska.

Alaska, the 49th state, is the largest state of the United States in area. The capital is Juneau and Anchorage is the state's largest city in terms of population. For quarter collectors, the Alaska quarter will be released in 2008.

Books that have been written about Alaska include The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Alaska by James A Michener, Coming into the Country by John McPhee, Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkins, and Alaska's Brooks Range by John Kauffmann. There is also an almanac written about Alaska called Facts about Alaska, which has every thing you ever wanted to know about the Last Frontier.

Movies that have been filmed in Alaska include Further Tales of the City, Dr. Dolittle 2, Hunt for Red October, Insomnia, Lara Craft Tomb Raider, and Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country.