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Here are the top ten articles for the Alaska Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Alaskan Jade
Jade Mountain, Alaska, is the source of the states gemstone, Jade. It is a beautiful dark green gemstone, but it's a little difficult to gather.

2. Breakup In Alaska
What is the big deal about spring breakup in Alaska? The days get longer, the snow melts, the ice moves on out to sea. No big deal, right? Wrong.

3. The Potlatch Ceremony
The Potlatch is a very important ceremony for the native groups in Alaska. It was given for any number of reasons including; death in family, naming of children, raising totem poles, or building and blessing of new homes.

4. Alaska Caribou
The nomadic caribou is well-adapted to life in the harsh Arctic climate. About one million of them live in Alaska, divided into over 30 separate herds.

5. Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jeff King - Book Review
Jeff King, four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race Champion, shares his life and his adventures in this charming book. Illustrated by Jeff's wife, Donna, a talented landscape and wildlife artist in her own right. If you weren't a fan before reading this book, you will be by the time you are done.

6. Early History of Alaska
An early history of Alaska, from first European discovery in 1741. Alaska, then known as "Alayeksa", a native Aleut word meaning "great land" or "main land", was a vast land with abundant opportunity for riches in fur trade, whaling, fishing and more.

7. Fun Facts on Alaska
Just some fun facts with a bit of my humor mixed in!

8. Iditarod Fun Facts
The Alaska Iditarod is full of history, competition, and dogs!

9. Regions of Alaska
Alaska is roughly one-fifth of the size of The United States. So large in fact, discussions about it tend to revolve around what region something is located in. It is typically divided into 5 regions. This is just a brief glance into some of the characteristics of each.

10. Coast Guard Alaska - TV Show Review
Coast Guard Alaska is a real telling of the day to day activities of the Coast Guard unit stationed at Kodiak, Alaska. Hosted by the Weather Channel, this seven part series is repeated often enough for your DVR to catch it.



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