Paving Alaska's Trails: The Work of the Alaska Road Commission (Alaska Historical Commission Studies in History)

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Describes and analyzes the creation, development, and activities of the Alaska Road Commission (19051956), a unique federal agency specifically founded to build Alaska's transportation network. In 27 years the Commission established 10,000 miles of roads and highways, and evolved from a small staff of 12 into a well-organized department of over a hundred people.

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Claus M. Naske is Professor of History at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

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Naske brings careful scholarship, clear prose and good organizational abilities to his task. He's also assembled some wonderful old photos and a large batch of documents related to the development of the state's highway system. (Ted C. Hinckley, San Jose State University Fairbanks Daily Newsóminer)

...sure to be a glove compartment campanion for hundreds of traveling Alaskans....Certainly for anyone working in technology and the environment this handsome and scholarly volume is a must acquisition. Furthermore, Naske's most readable book providesvaluable guidelines for public historians wrestling with how to detail diverse engineering projects in a narrative historical format. (Ted C. Hinckley, San Jose State University)

...sure to be a glove compartment campanion for hundreds of traveling Alaskans....Certainly for anyone working in technology and the environment this handsome and scholarly volume is a must acquisition. Furthermore, Naske's most readable book provides valuable guidelines for public historians wrestling with how to detail diverse engineering projects in a narrative historical format. (Ted C. Hinckley, San Jose State University)

Naske brings careful scholarship, clear prose and good organizational abilities to his task. He's also assembled some wonderful old photos and a large batch of documents related to the development of the state's highway system. (Ted C. Hinckley, San Jose State University Fairbanks Daily Newsóminer)

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ISBN 10:  0819155772 ISBN 13:  9780819155771
Publisher: University Press of America, 1987
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