The Alaska Highway turns 70
The famed Alaska Highway, formerly known as the AL-CAN or Alaska-Canada Highway, celebrated its 70th birthday in 2012. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in December...
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...
First ascent of Mount McKinley - 100th Anniversary
Alaska will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of its most iconic mountain – 20,320-foot Mount McKinley – this year. In June of 1913...
Come celebrate 100 years of the Iditarod
The Iditarod National Historic Trail, a symbol of frontier travel, turns 100 in 2013. While the Iditarod Trail is best known for the sled dog race that runs...
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Misty Fiords National Monument
Spectacular Misty Fiords National Monument, lying just 22 miles east of Ketchikan, is a natural mosaic of sea cliffs, steep fjords and rock walls jutting 3000ft straight out of...
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