List of Alaska state symbols

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Location of the state of Alaska in the United States of America

The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Alaska found in the Alaska Statutes.[1]

State Insignia[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Flag of Alaska The North Star and the Big Dipper on a field of blue 1927 Alaska flag
Seal The Seal of the state of Alaska 1959 Seal of Alaska
Motto "North to the future" 1967


Type Symbol Year Image
Flower Forget-me-not 1917 Forget-me-not
Tree Sitka Spruce 1962 Sitka Spruce


Type Symbol Year Image
Bird Willow ptarmigan 1955 Willow Ptarmigan
Dog Alaskan Malamute 2010 Alaskan Malamute
Fish King salmon 1962 King salmon
Insect Four-spot skimmer dragonfly 1995 Libellulidae
Land mammal Moose 1998 Moose
Marine mammal Bowhead whale 1983 Bowhead whale


Type Symbol Year Image
Fossil Woolly Mammoth 1986 Woolly Mammoth
Gem Jade 1968 Jade
Mineral Gold 1968 Gold


Type Symbol Year Image
Song "Alaska's Flag" 1959
Sport Dog Mushing 1972 Dog Mushing
Bolt-action rifle Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 2014[2] Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70


Not defined by Alaska statutes:

Type Symbol Year Image
Quarters Alaska State Quarter 2008 Alaska State Quarter

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chapter 09. State Seal, Flag, and Emblems", Alaska Statutes, Title 44. State Government, 2018, retrieved 2019-05-17
  2. ^ "Parnell signs bill designating state gun". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. July 30, 2014. Retrieved 2019-05-17.

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