Sunday, July 5, 2009

Alaska Highway Signs

Entering Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada

The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II to connect the lower 48 U. S. states to Alaska. Officially the Alaska Highway begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada and ends at Milepost 1422 in Delta Junction, Alaska. Mile 1523 at Fairbanks is actually the northern end of the historic Richardson Highway, which runs from Valdez north through Delta Junction and on to Fairbanks. Most travelers, however, consider the Alaska Highway to be 1523 miles long, ending in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Milepost 1523 in Fairbanks, Alaska

To view more of my blog posts about signs on postcards, click the signs label at the bottom of the post.

This post was written for
A Canadian Family
A Festival of Postcards Blog Carnival

3rd Edition, July 2009: Signs


  1. I love that second card! This time it has real international place names.


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