Alcan Highway


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Al·can Highway

 (ăl′kăn′)

Alcan Highway

(ˈælkæn)
n
(Placename) original name of the Alaska Highway
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Every summer, tens of thousands of visitors brave the Alcan Highway and arrive at Alaskas border by road.
His father Ed Walker was an Alaskan Scout with Castner's Cutthroats in the Aleutians, an island chain in the state, during the World War II and his mother Frances worked on the Alcan Highway project.
Their honeymoon was a drive up the Alcan Highway, a trip where Betti naively thought she could talk this wild man from Alaska into settling down in Seattle.
In 1942, the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, was formally opened at Soldier's Summit in the Yukon Territory.
There have been other accounts written about the building of the Alcan Highway, and one will find here a clear, straightforward narrative of the struggles and challenges involved in building and maintaining the road through hostile terrain and climate.
His book pays tribute to the men whose efforts on the Alcan Highway went unrecognized for 50 years.
aircraft to European allies, constructing the Alcan Highway, managing confiscated alien property, expanding capacity to produce electrical power with a national transmission power grid, and standardizing turbine production.
NORTH TO THE YUKON TERRITORY VIA THE ALCAN HIGHWAY IN 1948: FIELD NOTES OF THE ANDOVER-HARVARD EXPEDITION.
Each year millions of tourist drive the Alcan highway.
Where some saw the Alcan Highway as an impossible obstacle, Lynden saw opportunity.
If you are fortunate enough to get an assignment to Alaska, you should fully consider the pros and cons of driving the ALCAN highway in the winter.
Though they haven't made a definitive statement on a preferred route, and are publicly neutral on the issue, Curtis Thayer, the spokesman for BP, Exxon-Mobil and Phillips, notes that the Northern Route is cheaper, and has a smaller environmental footprint than the so-called Alcan Highway route which crosses Alaska and Canada.