Thursday, April 13, 2017

75 th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway (the Alcan)

The Alaska Highway early years
Building the trail that became the Alcan - 1942
Civilian travel during the early years - 1943

Alaska Highway, Kilometer 1639, Feb. 26, 2013

As I’ve mentioned before, the Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary CD is now available and there is some good music on it, some good writing, good musicianship and good recording. Bert Goulet even made me sound authoritative.

Here are some more videos about the building of the highway with some great views of the cable control Caterpillars, gallons of mud and gumbo (no, it isn’t the same as mud; walk in it for one minute and you’ll know the difference.) a look at some US Army Engineers and the civilian contractors.

Alaska Highway then and now

Building of the Alcan . USA Signal Corps

Mega Structure

Alaska Highway documentary

US Army, 341st Engineers, 1942
Mechanics from US Army 93rd Engineers
Rusty Dow, first female driver, 1942

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