Alaska | Locum Tenens Travel Lifestyle
Do you hate the extremely hot weather? Are you curious to see what other climates are like? Well, your opportunity is there for the taking when you take an assignment in Alaska! The only issue is, other than how cold it gets, you don’t really know anything about America’s most northern state.
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What You Need to Know About Alaska as a Locum Tenens Healthcare Professional
That’s where we come in! Our recruiters and staffing specialists do not expect you to know every detail about the states you take assignments in. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled information from TripAdvisor, state government pages, and tourist information sources to give you a glimpse into life in Alaska.
Remember, this is not an exhaustive list. The purpose of this page is to provide you with some information to get you started in your own research.
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Alaska: A Brief History
Alaska is the largest state in the country! With an area of 663,300 square miles, you could fit other states within Alaska. You could fit Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia within the arctic state with space to spare.
Here are some other fun facts about Alaska:
Alaska became the 49th state in 1959
Some people criticized the purchase of Alaska from the Russians because they believed the state had nothing to offer, despite gold being found there in the 1890s.
Alaska does not share a border with any other state – it shares a border with Canada.
What is there to do and see in Alaska?
DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Alaskan wildlife enjoying its habitat
In the northern part of the Alaska Range, Denali is the third largest National Park in the United States, encompassing North America’s highest mountain. Denali is the 20,320-foot peak’s traditional name, but modern explorers dubbed it Mount McKinley. The name of the mountain remained a controversy for over 100 years, and in 2015, “Denali” became the official name for North America’s highest peak.
TRACY ARM FJORD
The scenic setting lies within the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness of the Tongass National Forest. At the head of the fjord sit the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Wildlife sightings are common on tours, whether it’s a brown bear or moose on land, or the whales and seals that inhabit these waters.
IDITAROD NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL
Alaska’s only National Scenic Trail, the Iditarod National Historic Trail consists of a network of trails totaling more than 2,300 miles between Nome, on the Bering Strait, and Seward, near Anchorage. Originally used by ancient hunters and later by gold prospectors, the trail is now used, and best known, for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Noted as the “Backbone of the Last Frontier,” the Alaska Railroad is a prominent part of Alaska’s history and still a vital transportation option. Extending from Seward to Fairbanks, this railroad helped develop Anchorage from a tent town into what it is today and the line played an important shipping role in World War II.
KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park maintains lovely, restored buildings in the Skagway historic district to commemorate the 1897-98 Gold Rush. Visitors can attempt to hike the 33-mile-long Chilkoot Trail, which begins at Taiya River Bridge and commemorates the path and struggles of past gold seekers. Visitors can also spend time exploring the on-site museum and visitor center.
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