August 22, 2014

Friday Facts

TGIF, guys!
I finished my first half week at my new job - I started Wednesday.
I will write a post about that soon.
It's been so nice to get back to a working schedule. Those summer days were nice, don't get me wrong, but there is something to be said about feeling productive and staying busy all day.

Hope everyone had a great week and you enjoy these random facts today about Alaska!

Friday Facts

- Robert Hansen died Thursday, early morning, after being locked up for 31 years. If you don't know about Robert Hansen, you can read about him herehere, or watch the movie Frozen Ground, which is based on his life.
He was actually sentenced to Spring Creek Correctional Center - the prison where Joshua works - and stayed there until he moved to Anchorage for health reasons.
P.S. - Sorry that was a morbid fact, but it's getting some heavy attention up here!

- In 1943, Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands, which started the One Thousand Mile War, the first battle fought on American soil since the Civil War.
I'm pretty sure I've said this fact before, but not that it was the first battle on American soil since the Civil War.

- Alaska is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula.

- The state's coastline extends over 6,600 miles.

- Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.

I just love Alaska! Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I briefly read about Hansen dying in ADN the other day (yes, I still read it). I remember when they were filming the movie, so I obviously had to watch it. Sad to think that actually happened.

    Congrats on the new job, can't wait to hear about it!