The P-3B getting preped in Alaska Fairbanks. being prepared early in the morning for another sea ice IceBridge mission flight. Photo: NASA/M. Studinger.
Also The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars . Although at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. Also It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.
The Interior is the largest region of Alaska; much of it is uninhabited wilderness. Fairbanks is the only large city in the region. Denali National Park and Preserve is located here. Denali is the highest mountain in North America.