Alaska is unique. Just how unique is shown by the following:

- With 571,00 square miles, Alaska is, of course, our biggest state.- There are more private pilots - 9,400, or one out every 58 residents - than in any other state.

- Two public holidays are observed only in Alaska. One is Seward's Day, the last Monday in March, commemorating the signing of the treaty under which the United States bought the Territory of Alaska in 1867. The other is Alaska Day, Oct. 18, marking the formal transfer of the territory to U.S. authority.

- State law requires drivers to assist a motorist whose car is disabled by a roadside. Those who don't may be fined.