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Re: ALCAN


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Posted by IHank on March 02, 2001 at 13:03:19 from (207.177.47.180):

In Reply to: ALCAN posted by Josef on March 02, 2001 at 11:02:58:

Josef- The Alcan Highway was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers early in WWII. As with many things during WWII it was an historical engineering and construction accomplishment. It was built to facilitate defense of the nation from attack via Alaska, and to assist transport of lend-lease war materials to Russa for the war effort on the NE European front.

On my map here it looks like it is route 1 in Alaska and Yukon province in Canada, then changes to Canadian route 97 as it goes into British Columbia province. I don't have a map of BC so I can't tell where it goes and ends up as it passes down thru Canada.

US Public Televison system has had historical documentary programs about it. Mebbie somebody here has a video of it and will share?

Also, recommend try one of the search engines and see what you come up with. Good luck, and you're welcome to visit me here in Iowa if/when you get the to US. IHank


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