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Nenana in Yukon Koyukuk Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

First Presidential Visit

 
 
First Presidential Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2010
1. First Presidential Visit Marker
Inscription. President Warren G. Harding, first U.S. President to visit Alaska traveled here to pound the Golden Spike signalling completion of the Alaska Railroad from tidewater to the interior July 15, 1926.
State of Alaska
Governor Walter J. Hickel
Alaska Centennial Commission

 
Erected 1967 by Alaska Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 64° 33.864′ N, 149° 5.723′ W. Marker is in Nenana, Alaska, in Yukon Koyukuk Borough. Marker is on Front Street east of George Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The maker is located at the Nenana Railroad Station near the intersection with A Street. Marker is in this post office area: Nenana AK 99760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Golden Spike (approx. half a mile away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Golden Spike Markers.
 
Also see . . .  Casey Durand's History of the Alaska Railroad. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Nenana Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2010
2. Nenana Railroad Station
Marker is mounted on the stone base in the front of the building.
State of Alaska Railroad Museum, Nenana Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2010
3. State of Alaska Railroad Museum, Nenana Depot
Nenana Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2010
4. Nenana Depot
Nenana Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2010
5. Nenana Depot
Second Markier at Nenana Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2010
6. Second Markier at Nenana Depot
Alaska Railroad 1923-1998 75th Anniversary
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Railroad.
July 15, 1998
In honor of the men and women who built it, and those who operate it for the people of Alaska.
Bill Sheffield, President/C.E.O.
Johne Binkley, Chairman
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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