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Alaska: Cultural Symbols

Alaska has a refreshingly modest list of cultural symbols.

Cultural Symbols  
Sport dog mushing 1972
Language English + 20 2014
Bolt-Action Rifle Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 bolt-action rifle (multiple caliber) 2014
Alaska Cultural Symbols

What could the state sport be but dog mushing? This symbol is complemented by the state dog, the Malamute.

While many states have adopted English as their official language, Alaskans designated English + 20. The designation gives native languages their due respect.

What can we say about Alaska’s official bolt-action rifle? It’s normally used to hunt moose, not kill people. Still, does any state really need an official firearm?

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