A 51 year old man spent 30 years completely alone in the Alaskan wilderness. Richard Proenneke built a cabin entirely by himself featuring a fireplace, cache, and working door locks.
Japan occupied a small portion of Alaska for over a year during World War II.
Until 1986 you didn’t even need to buy property in Alaska. You could build a house and it would have been yours…
Christopher McCandless (Into the Wild) could have saved his own life if he had known about the hand-operated tram that crossed the otherwise impassable river.
There is a town in Alaska that has had a cat as mayor for 15 years.
In Alaska, anyone can perform a marriage and sign off on the marriage license.
In Alaska people report road kill to authorities who butcher it and give to the needy.
There have been many attempts to officially return Mt. McKinley to its Native American name Denali, but congresspeople from Ohio (President McKinley’s home state) have procedurally blocked them for over 35 years.
Juneau, AK, is the only state capital with no roads leading into or out of it. All travel into it is done by air or boat.
In 1974 some guy in Alaska flew hundreds of tires into the crater of a dormant volcano and lit them on fire – best April fools joke ever.