The newest video from our sister publication The MILEPOST <http://www.themilepost.com/> features the construction of the "ALCAN" Highway. Work on the pioneer road officially began on March 9, 1942. As you can imagine, working conditions were extreme: "Working 7 days a week, they endured mosquitoes and black flies in summer and below zero temperatures in winter. And the farther away from base camp you were, the harder the living conditions."
- Written by Alaska Magazine
By Allison Hovanec
After getting hitched at the Anchorage courthouse this summer, my husband and I pondered an out-of-state honeymoon. It was early August and the weather had turned favorable again, offering a respite from dreary rain that had stretched on for weeks.
We got a kick out of this Alaska map from Williwaw Publishing Company in Haines, which alludes tongue-in-cheek to the afterthought, out-of-rightful-proportion treatment of Alaska by many map publishers in placing our great state in a small box off the coast of California on maps of the “United States of America.”