Celebrating 60 Years of Alaska Statehood

Celebrating 60 Years of Alaska Statehood

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Alaska, Night, Fireworks

PHOTO: Shooting fireworks into the Alaskan winter night (Photo via @swnsn)

60 Years of Statehood

Alaska joined the union as the 49th State in January of 1959. The 50th State, Hawai’i, joined in August of the same year. In commemoration of 60 years of Alaska statehood, here are several facts celebrating the nation’s northernmost and largest state.

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