In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1947, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced plans for a new Alaska Railroad terminal to be built at Fire Island in Anchorage, making it possible to dismantle the Seward-Anchorage line.
In 1952, ALCOA announced plans for a $400 million aluminum project in Skagway.
In 1954, The U.S. Department of the Interior seized control of the government-owned McKinley Park Hotel due to the unsatisfactory operation record of the concessionaire.
In 1964, The coastal steamer Northland Princess failed in its attempt at a two-way passage through the Northwest Passage in one season.
In 1966, Cook Inlet was the site of a 30-day hovercraft demonstration, to test the feasibility of using the craft for cargo transportation.
In 1970, Former Gov. William Egan and incumbent Gov. Keith Miller swept to primary election victories. Egan was elected governor in November.
In the nation
In 1916, the National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.
In 1921, the United States signed a peace treaty with Germany.
In 1928, an expedition led by Richard E. Byrd set sail from Hoboken, N.J., on its journey to Antarctica.
In 1958, President Eisenhower signed a measure providing pensions for former U.S. presidents and their widows.
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