The World Famous Alaska Highway

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Calling something “”World Famous”” doesn’t make it world famous, but the Alaska Highway actually is known around the world. Mention the name or its familiar nickname, “”The Alcan,”” and somebody in the crowd has driven it or has always wanted to “”do”” the highway. And why not? This amazing road through the northern reaches of Canada and into Alaska has cast a spell on the motoring public for more than sixty years, ever since it was hurriedly built in 1942. After World War II, with the opening of the road to civilians, Alaska was finally a drive-to destination, and the stream of tourists hasn’t stopped. The Alaska Highway spans the northern reaches of Canada into Alaska. This illustrated guide highlights this amazing stretch of road that has cast a spell on the motoring public for more than 60 years.

ISBN 10:  1555917496 

ISBN 13:  9781555917494

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing, 2011 

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