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Alaska

Soldier’s Summit on the Alaska Highway

For the history buff, Soldier’s Summit is a must-see. Located at Mile 1061 of the Alaska Highway, this site marks the spot where the Alaska Canada Military Highway was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a blustery November 20, 1942.

The Alaska Highway was built in less than eight months to ensure a safe supply road during World War II. Known for years as the Alcan, the road was originally for military use only. But it was opened to the public in the late 1940s.

Today, a trail leads from the main highway up to the original dedication site from the parking area

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