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
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.
NORTH TO THE YUKON TERRITORY VIA THE ALCAN HIGHWAY
IN 1948: FIELD NOTES OF THE ANDOVER-HARVARD EXPEDITION.
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.
Each year millions of tourist drive the Alcan highway
. To many, it's just another road that takes them from one point to another.
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.