Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska is the largest state in the United States in land area at 570,374 square miles, over twice the size of Texas Mount McKinley, or Denali “The High One” is the highest mountain in the United States and North America with an elevation of 20,320 feet. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city with over 291,000 residents. At 61 degrees north is it slightly more northern than Oslo and Stockholm. Because of the northern latitude, in the summer the days are very long although the temperatures rarely rise above the 70s. But that doesn’t stop Alaska’s residents from shedding their parkas for shorts the moment the sun appears. Oscar Anderson was an early Anchorage resident, said to be the 18th person to set foot on the area and his house, built in 1915 was the first wood-frame house in Ancho

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