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The Alaska Highway

In early 1942, the first of more than 18,000 U.S. military and civilian workers and countless tons of equipment were shipped across Canada and Alaska to one of the most inhospitable regions in the world. Their … (See Below for Full Description)
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In early 1942, the first of more than 18,000 U.S. military and civilian workers and countless tons of equipment were shipped across Canada and Alaska to one of the most inhospitable regions in the world. Their mission: to build a 1,500-mile-long highway through the Canadian and Alaskan wildernesses to link remote Fairbanks, Alaska, with the existing U.S. Highway System. Started three months after the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a good highway was needed to access America's northernmost territory should Alaska require extra defense in the event of a Japanese attack via the Aleutian Islands. Work crews had a mere eight months to complete this task, the largest and most complex construction project since the building of the Panama Canal almost 40 years earlier.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-074-4
ISBN-10 1604130741
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2566-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Building America: Then and Now
Author Paul Kupperberg
Publication Date 4/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Primary source documents. Chronology and timeline. Glossary. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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