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The fiftieth state, Alaska, is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun and as the Last Frontier. It was bought from Russia by William Seward, Secretary of State, and was historically known as "Seward's Folly." The price was 2 cents per acre for a grand total of $7.2 million. Its largest city is Anchorage, and its capital is Juneau, which is accessible only by sea or by air.

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