This Day in History

Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007

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• In 1901, the Alaska Electric Light & Power Company was incorporated in Juneau.

• In 1916, the Bering River and Matanuska Valley Coal Reserves were proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson.

• In 1942, the U.S. Army established a post at Cordova with 21 officers and 443 enlisted men.

• In 1969, plans to begin construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline were given the green light from the U.S. Senate's Interior Committee. The Juneau Empire was purchased by a Georgia-based newspaper chain owned by William Morris III.

• In 2006, Jeff King won his fourth Iditarod, finishing several hours ahead of runner-up Doug Swingley.

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