She's 50? I Dunno, Alaska!
The self-styled "Last Frontier" state (we wish) was once known as "Seward's Folly," in tribute to Lincoln's madcap Secretary of State who negotiated its purchase from Russia for $24 worth of beads and trinkets.
It has since come to be known as "Stevens's Folly," which has been much more expensive.
As for the aboriginal inhabitants, we used to call them "Esquimaux" but now they're "Inuits." So everything is OK with them.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading