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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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As they traveled through Canada, the 59ers faced blizzards; slides off the unpaved, crushed-rock Alaskan Highway; and at least one vehicle wrecked in a collision.
However, last month DTJ Editor Kent Gourdin recommended a video series on building the Alaskan Highway. This issue's pick is also not a book--you will have plenty to read, but it is all online.
A MIDLAND soldier who was hooked on TV's Ice Road Truckers died when his giant rig careered off the frozen Alaskan highway featured in the show.
FATAL: Brett Colley, who was inspired to take up trucking along the Alaskan Highway after seeing a TV documentary
From western Canada, there are two main land routes to Alaska, one of them following the Alcan or Alaskan Highway from eastern British Columbia.
Editor Dana Stabenow contributes "Wreck Rights" about a dangerous curve and coincidental crashes on an Alaskan highway. The collection ends with "My Heart Went Boom" by John Straley, a story of sirens, police cars, and an elementary school production of A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
Since the forest started in 1942, tens of thousands of travelers on the Alaskan Highway have made and posted their unique "we-were-here" testimonies in the forest.
portion of an Alaskan Gas Pipeline (assumed to utilize the Alaskan Highway route), and additional capacity necessary to serve power generation demand.
At a press conference, he was asked if Canada would refuse to provide permits to the project for the sections traveling through Canada if Congress mandated the Alaskan Highway route.

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