This Day in History

Posted: Monday, August 04, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1921, the road to the Mendenhall Glacier was completed, making it the most accessible glacier in Alaska.

• In 1959, a group of dancers from Point Hope visited Anchorage for the first time and danced at the Alaska Crippled Children's Association "Gilded Cage" benefit.

• In 1969, the tapping of Long Lake for the Snettisham Power Project near Juneau was completed. A dam to raise the level of the lake remained to be built.

• In 1972, the Ketchikan International Airport was officially dedicated. Including a 7,500-foot runway, the costs topped $12 million.

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