Alaska Highway

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Alaska Highway

Formerly Al·can Highway  (ăl′kăn′)
A road extending about 2,450 km (1,520 mi) northwest from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Originally built by US troops in 1942 as a supply route for military installations, it was opened to unrestricted traffic in 1947.

Alaska Highway

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(Placename) a road extending from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska: built by the US Army (1942). Length: 2452 km (1523 miles). Originally called: Alcan Highway
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Mullenbach exposes these efforts by a range of African-American women, from well-known singer and actress Lena Home, who performed for the troops to raise morale during the war, to lesser-known women like Hazel Dixon Payne, an American Red Cross worker who served along the remote Alaska-Canadian Highway.
Completed in 1943, the 1,522-mile long Alaska Highway--also known as the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, or the ALCAN--was constructed during World War II by the U.
He later worked construction, helping to build the Holland Tunnel and the Alaska-Canadian Highway.

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