American Experience

Season 17 Episode 4

Building the Alaskan Highway

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 2005 on PBS
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Building the Alaskan Highway
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Worries over a possible Japanese invasion of Alaska prompt the construction of a road to connect the territory to the 48 states.
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      • After World War II, politicians took military transportation so seriously that they funded the interstate highway system as a means of moving men and equipment among all the United States of America.

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      • Ken Coates (historian): People who thought they were secure, who that in fact (thought) that the war was never going to affect them directly, all of a sudden now are living with the realization that the bombs could come (to the U.S.) the next day...

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