The state flag was designed by a 13-year-old boy. There are 20 highest mountain peaks in the United States. 17 of them are in Alaska. Alaska is the only U.S. state to produce platinum. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Alaska starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Alaska.