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...
50th anniversary of the Alaska Marine Highway
For the thousands of residents in communities along Alaska’s coast, no roads link them to neighboring towns. Instead, these coastal...
First ascent of Mount McKinley - 100th Anniversary
Alaska celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of its most iconic mountain – 20,237-foot Mount McKinley – in 2013. In June of 1913...
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...
For more information visit the Alaska Historical Commission
Kobuk Valley National Park
A 1.7-million-acre park in northwest Alaska, Kobuk Valley National Park occupies a broad valley where the middle section of the Kobuk River is encircled by the Baird and Waring...
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