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Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug

Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug
Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug
Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug
Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug
Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug
Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug
Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug

Flag of Alaska - Authentic High Quality Image Travel Mug

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Talk about steely good looks. In addition to a 360-degree wraparound design, our travel mugs are crafted with lightweight stainless steel—so they're pretty much indestructible. Plus, they're double-walled to keep drinks hot (or cold). And when you're on the the go, these travel coffee mugs fit in almost any size cup holder.

  • 20oz capacity
  • Lightweight stainless steel construction
  • Wraparound artwork
  • Double-walled to keep drinks hot or cold
  • Vacuum sealed lid to minimize spills
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The flag of Alaska consists of eight gold stars, forming the Big Dipper and the North Star, on a dark blue field. The Big Dipper is an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major which symbolizes a bear, an animal indigenous to Alaska. As depicted on the flag, its stars can be used as a guide by the novice to locate Polaris and determine true north, which varies considerably from a magnetic north. The design was created by Benny Benson of Seward and selected from among roughly 700 entries in a 1927 contest. More than 30 years before Alaska was to become a state, the Alaska Department of the American Legion sponsored a territorial contest for Alaskan children in grades seven through twelve. Winning the contest in 1927, the design of Benny Benson, a 13-year-old Alaska Native residing at the Jesse Lee Home for Children inSeward, was chosen to represent the future flag of the Territory of Alaska. Up to that time, Alaskans had flown only the U.S. flag since the territory was purchased from Russia in 1867. Benson's design was chosen over roughly 700 other submissions from schoolchildren territory-wide in grades 7–12. Most other entries featured variations on the territorial seal, the midnight sun, the northern lights, polar bears, and/or gold pans. To celebrate his achievement, Benson was awarded US$1,000 and an engraved watch. Benny looked to the sky for the symbols he included in his design. Choosing the familiar constellation he looked for every night before going to sleep at the orphanage, he submitted this description with it: “ The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future state of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear—symbolizing strength. Keywords: alaska, alaskan, flag, stars, america, usa, denali, state, state flags, ursa major, north, bear, travel, big dipper, alaska flag, yellow, symbol, juneau, skagway, distressed, patriotic, fairbanks, illustration, icon, north star, gold, night sky, blue, banner, tourism, background, anchorage, constellation, cosmos, banner, color, patriotic, political, united, star, starry night, authentic, color, scale, official, standard, correct, accurate

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