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 Purchase primary source collections & teaching resources
- Featured Source: The Alaska Line guided primary source analysis activity