Today in History: Alaska

Prince William Sound, Alaska

Today in History–November 20–the Library of Congress features the Alaska Highway, opened on this date in 1942. Originally known as the Alcan Highway, this 1,500-miles-long roadway connected Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more information and primary sources related to the great state of Alaska.

Alaska stories from America’s Library

Alaska primary source set with teacher’s guide

Alaska resource guide

Alaska maps

Alaska images

Alaska books

Alaska reports & other texts

Alaska historical newspapers

Alaska sheet music

Alaska songs

Veteran oral histories: Alaska service

Alaska films

Alaska legislation

Alaska Guide to Law Online

Teaching resources

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