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 ...
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...
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...
100th anniversary of the National Park Service
In 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and there’s no better place to explore ...
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Wrangell-St Elias National Park
Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest unit of the U.S. National Park System and, with its trademarks of high peaks and massive glaciers, one of the...
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