• MacBride Museum WWII Alcan Highway
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    Building the Alcan Highway

    This month has two anniversaries for the Alcan (Alaska Canada) Highway. On November 3, 1942, construction crews building the Alaska Highway from the north and south met at “break through,” 20 miles east of the Alaska boundary. On November 22,…

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    Alaskan Women in Politics

    To celebrate a century of U. S. women’s suffrage on the eve of an election, here’s a reprise of an older post. Hope you all vote on (or before) November 3rd this year! Alaskan women have always been involved in…

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    Government Hill, Anchorage

    Government Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Anchorage, Alaska, probably named for all the government employees who lived there starting in 1915 with the early days of the Alaska Railroad. I was lucky enough to get a tour…

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    Stunning Dutch Harbor and Unalaska

    Since we’re not able to go far from home right now, it’s a good time to do some armchair travel. Here’s a previous post about my trip to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. You may recall I travelled to Dutch Harbor and Unalaska…

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    We’ve had tough times before

    While I am dismayed at all the bad news out there, I try to keep things in perspective. We’ve had tough times before. This is from the Alaska Historical Society’s newsletter Alaska History News, Vol. 48, No. 2 Summer 2020:…