Alaska Highway

geographical name

Definition of Alaska Highway

highway extending over 1500 miles (2414 kilometers) from Dawson Creek in northeastern British Columbia, Canada, to Fairbanks, Alaska

Note: The Alaska Highway, originally called the Alcan Highway , was constructed as a potential military supply route by U.S. Army engineers in 1942.

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“Alaska Highway.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alaska%20Highway. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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