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6 edition of The Alaska Highway found in the catalog.

The Alaska Highway

Papers of the 40th Anniversary Symposium

by Kenneth Coates

  • 261 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by University of British Columbia Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Highway & traffic engineering,
  • Transport industries,
  • General,
  • Transportation,
  • Congresses,
  • Highway Engineering,
  • Ground Transportation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8080468M
    ISBN 100774802294
    ISBN 109780774802291

    The highway was constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska through Canada. It begins at the junction with several Canadian highways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and runs to Delta Junction, Alaska (which is known for the official end of the highway), via Whitehorse, Yukon. Alaska Credit Cards. United States This indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies as Alaska Airlines. By selecting a partner link you agree to share your data with these sites. Canada apply for an Alaska Airlines Canadian credit card. This indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy.

    Driving to Alaska is high on the list of many adventurers. The trip is legendary for its beauty. Once a bumpy dirt road, the Alaska Highway is now a modern, well maintained highway. Construction occurs seasonally and may cause delays in small sections, but otherwise, it’s smooth driving! Particularly in summer, visitor amenities, including. Explore Alaska Highway holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | It may be called the Alaska Hwy, but given that its longest stretch (km) is in .

      U.S. soldiers who built the Alaska Highway included about 3, African-American troops, who mainly worked from Alaska southward into Canada. September 6, A look at Site C dam construction on the Peace River outside Fort St. John, from spring and summer BC Hydro Photos. North Peace Fall Fair. Aug Highlights from the 72nd North Peace Fall Fair, Aug. 16 to 18, Photos by Matt Preprost. Taylor Gold Panning Parade.


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The Alaska Highway by Kenneth Coates Download PDF EPUB FB2

The MILEPOST®: Legendary Alaska trip planner and Alaska travel guide to the highways, roads, ferries, lodgings, recreation, sightseeing attractions and services along the Alaska Highway to and within Alaska, including Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

Find trip planning help and frequently asked questions about highway travel by RV, auto, caravan or motorcycle. His most successful book, “The Alaska Highway: An Insider’s Guide,” though out of print for nearly a decade, is still available on ’s used book list.

This earlys book has been replaced with this “Guide to the Alaska Highway.” All of his writings are illustrated by photos he has taken himself/5(). The Alaska Highway crosses into Alaska at Historical Milewhere it becomes Alaska Route 2.

From this international border, it is miles/ km to Delta Junction, AK (Historical Mile ), the official end of the Alaska Highway, and miles to Fairbanks, the unofficial end of the highway, at Historical Mile The Alaska Highway was the engineering marvel of World War II and was once described as the largest and most difficult construction project since the Panama Canal.

The highway is often referred to as the Alaskan Highway or the Alcan Highway, which came from shortening “Alaska and Canada Highway.” Whether this is your first time driving the. The Alaska Highway section includes a brief history of the Alaska Highway that is a poignant reminder of the scale of this project.

The Alaska Highway was named an International Historical Engineering landmark in The MILEPOST® has more than city and highway maps; the wildly popular Plan-A-Trip Map; more than photos; and numerous 5/5(19). Alaska Marine Highway System. Tongass Highway Ketchikan, Alaska Contact Information.

Alaska Highway mile 0 is in Dawson Creek, British Colombia and the Alcan Highway officially ends at Delta Junction at the historic milepost However, the unofficial end of the highway is mile in Fairbanks Alaska, but the last 96 miles are on the Richardson Highway, not.

Alaska Highway (Border to Delta Junction) The Alaska Highway, sometimes known as the ALCAN (Alaska-Canada Highway), is the only way to drive up to Alaska from the lower 48s. While the trip in total from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska is 1, miles, the drive from Port Alcan at the border is closer to miles.

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Alaska Highway Travel Guide. Discover the rugged beauty of the Alaska Highway as you drive this engineering marvel of WWII. Our Alaska Highway travel guide includes maps of Alaska and the Yukon that will show you how far it is to the next stop, what you can expect on the road ahead and the amenities you will find when you arrive.

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Featured roads range from the Southeast Panhandle to the Nome area, and. The Alaska Highway was named an International Historical Engineering landmark in The MILEPOST® has more than city and highway maps; the wildly popular Plan-A-Trip Map; more than photos; and numerous sidebar features of special interest.

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It is an invaluable page book that documents the entire trip including every gas station and motel along the way. Department of Defense PIN ALASKA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION OF THE 1, MILES OF THE ALASKAN HIGHWAY. Request your free official State of Alaska vacation planner.

This Great Land is full of wonders. But it would take a lifetime to explore them all. So let us help you get started, with page after page of FREE official Alaska travel information -- chosen just for you.

Don't wait another year -- or even another minute. Take a first step toward. A one-stop resource for Alaska-bound travelers. Includes a detailed chapter on the Alaska Marine Highway, the ferry system that is one of the best ways to see and reach otherwise inaccessible areas.

While the Milepost will give you every pullout and scenic view on the highway, this book is great reading about what to do, and what to see on your Brand: Hunter Publishing. the Haines Highway (Highway 3) to Haines Junction in the Yukon Territory, where you can meet up with the Alaska Highway (Highway 1).

Continue on to Alaska via Tok. Or head back south on the Alaska Highway. View the complete itinerary VALDEZ TO WHITTIER +. Alaska Highway News, Fort Saint John, British Columbia.

15K likes. Northeast British Columbia's newspaper. Everything you need to know on our booming economies and growing ers: 18K. Taking 3 months from his job, my dad took us (mom and 4 kids!) to Alaska from Maryland, across the lower 48 to Seattle and then up the Alcan Highway to Alaska injust after Alaska became a state.

The highway up was not paved. It was the trip of a lifetime and I shall never forget it!. The Alaska Highway is a very well-maintained road.

However, considering that it moves through some of the harshest terrain and climate on the continent, the ride isn’t exactly smooth year round. To get the most out of your trip, we recommend setting out from late May to early September.Free books for Alaskans.

While we are currently closed to the public to prevent or slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID), the Alaska State Library is continuing to answer your reference questions by phone and email. For General Reference: () or [email protected]; For Historical Research and Photo Orders: () or [email protected] Campgrounds RV Parks is your guide to driving the Alaska Highway from Mile 0 in Dawson Creek to the Alaska Border at Beaver Creek.

In this section on the Alaska Highway we will look at the campgrounds along the Alcan Highway and many of the most interesting destinations that ought to be enjoyed on a trip over the Highway to the Last Frontier.