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...
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...
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 ...
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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McNeil River State Game Sanctuary
The McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, just north of Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula and 250 miles southwest of Anchorage, was created in 1967 to...
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