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DukeOfURL

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Al-Can Highway
« on: February 13, 2009, 03:38:16 PM »

I just saw some show on the History Channel about the making of the Al-Can highway, apparently it also connects 6 Canadian airports.  I think that would be a fun drive.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 04:03:02 PM »

It's definitely needed.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 07:42:47 PM »

oh it already exists, it was made shortly before WWII.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 07:54:31 PM »

No I know that...but I'm saying that it is defintely needed. Going to places like Alaska would suck without it.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 07:55:42 PM »

I'm not entirely sure it would be possible to get to Alaska by automobile without it

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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 09:17:03 PM »

Ferries.  :colorful:

Well, without it traveling to many places would be almost impossible.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 10:04:25 AM »

I drove the entire Alcan highway in the summer of 2005.  My daughter is a college student in Alaska, and we drove all the way from Atlanta to take her car up there, before I flew back home.  Along that roadway, we had to wait for a heard of buffalo to cross the road in northern British Columbia, saw numerous other wildlife and unfogettable scenery.  It is a unique and worthwile trip for anybody to take.  The entire road is paved and there are places to stop along the way, especially in the larger towns.  I recommend it highly.  One warning for any driver----------watch for potholes.  The subartic climate puts lots of stress on the pavement.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 10:06:58 AM »

One more thing.  I took numerous digital photos along the roadway on that trip.  Some of the roadway itself, and many of the scenery and even some of the wildlife.  Sometime in the future, I may post, or pass them on for somebody else to post, if the Alaska or Alcan highway is ever included for coverage on the aaroads website in general.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 01:44:35 PM »

I saw Jim Teresco's 2001 chronicle when he took the trip.  That was some really impressive scenery, especially as you got into the Canadian Rockies.
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 06:52:58 PM »

I still wish the Yukon Territory would renumber its section of the highway so Alaska could have a U.S. Highway (though then we'd need to figure out some way to give Hawaii one...hmm...).
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 10:22:09 PM »

I still wish the Yukon Territory would renumber its section of the highway so Alaska could have a U.S. Highway (though then we'd need to figure out some way to give Hawaii one...hmm...).

As do I.  I'd love to see US 97 up in Alaska.

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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 08:02:12 AM »

I spotted on Youtube, a vintage Chevrolet ad set on the Alcan/Alaska highway, you got some interesting vintage views of how the Alaska highway looked once http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfpqwAQ2nuw
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2009, 08:49:41 PM »

I still wish the Yukon Territory would renumber its section of the highway so Alaska could have a U.S. Highway (though then we'd need to figure out some way to give Hawaii one...hmm...).

As do I.  I'd love to see US 97 up in Alaska.

-Alex (Tarkus)

US 97 is signed in Alaska, but only in the UAF Museum, as of 2001:

http://www.teresco.org/pics/alaska-20010606-30/17-uaf-museum.html

All the details of my 2001 Alaska trip mentioned earlier in the thread: http://www.teresco.org/pics/alaska-20010606-30/

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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 03:21:23 PM »

Sorry to dust-off this topic  :hmmm: but I spotted this vintage ad of Chevy trucks running on the Alaska/Alcan highway
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 08:41:09 PM »

I'm always amazed at how campy those '50s ads are.  :-D
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Re: Al-Can Highway
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2010, 08:37:30 PM »

Campy and more entertaining than most ads today!
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