150 years since the Purchase of Alaska
The modern state of Alaska first took shape nearly 150 years ago, when the United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1867. We’re planning the 150th anniversary celebration in 2017...
Anchorage turns 100
Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, kicks off its centennial celebration in 2013 with museum exhibits and celebrations of all kinds. Originally established in...
50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act
In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, designating 9.1 million acres of federal land as wilderness ...
Fifteen years since the Friendship Flight
In 2013, Alaskans commemorated the 15-year anniversary of the opening of the border between Alaska and Russia. The first "Friendship Flight" on Alaska Airlines across the Bering Strait took place in in June of 1998...
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Matanuska Glacier, one of Alaska's most accessible glaciers, is a stable 27-mile long river of ice flowing from the Chugach Mountains north almost to the Glenn Highway. With a...
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