Alaska Highway

ALASKA HIGHWAY winds across 2,451 km of mountain wilderness from DAWSON CREEK, BC, to Fairbanks, AK: 1,009 km are actually in BC. The original road was built hurriedly in the summer of 1942 by the American military. In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Americans feared a Japanese invasion of the Northwest via the Aleutian Islands and wanted a secure land route into Alaska. The road, built and paid for by the Americans, opened to military through-traffic on Nov 20. Immediately the US...

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