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Delta Junction in Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

Delta Junction, Alaska

Northern Terminus of the “Alcan” Highway

 
 
Delta Junction, Alaska image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
1. Delta Junction, Alaska
Northern Terminus of the Alaska Highway
Inscription. This highway was constructed during World War II as a military supply route for interior Alaska Military and Airfields in 1942. 7 Army regiments and 42 Contractors and Public Roads Administrators working from Delta Junction South and Dawson Creek North completed it when they met at Soldiers’ Summit at Kluane Lake Yukon Territory in November 1942. At the peak of construction, 77 Contractors employed 15,000 men and 11,000 pieces of road building equipment. The total construction cost for 1422 miles was $115,000,000.
 
Location. 64° 2.224′ N, 145° 43.91′ W. Marker is in Delta Junction, Alaska, in Southeast Fairbanks Borough. Marker is at the intersection of Alaska Highway (at milepost 1,422) and Richardson Highway, on the left when traveling north on Alaska Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2885 Alaska Highway, Delta Junction AK 99737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Rush Crossroads (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is severely weathered. That's not too surprising when you condsider its location! It is difficult to read unless you are very close.
 
Also see . . .
Milepost 1422 End of the Alaska Highway image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
2. Milepost 1422 End of the Alaska Highway
 Delta Junction. Delta Junction is located at the convergence of the Richardson and Alaska Highways, approximately 95 miles southeast of Fairbanks. (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, World II
 
Milepost 1422 End of the Alaska Highway image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
3. Milepost 1422 End of the Alaska Highway
Alaska State Bird? image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
4. Alaska State Bird?
Mile 1422, north end of the Alaska Highway image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
5. Mile 1422, north end of the Alaska Highway
Wildlife Crossing? image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
6. Wildlife Crossing?
Alaska Highway 4 (Richardson Highway) Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
7. Alaska Highway 4 (Richardson Highway) Sign
Winter Temperatures at the End of the Alaska Highway image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
8. Winter Temperatures at the End of the Alaska Highway
Delta Junction, Crossroads of Alaska image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
9. Delta Junction, Crossroads of Alaska
Sled Dog House with Moose Antlers image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2012
10. Sled Dog House with Moose Antlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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