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Richardson Highway

Image of a map of the Richardson Highway

http://www.alaska101.com/exploreAlaska/deltaj/alaska_travel_deltaj.htm

The Richardson Highway was the first major road ever built in Alaska. Today it spans from Valdez to Fairbanks, Alaska, about 368 miles. It was originally used as a pack trail in 1898 by the United States Army to provide access to the Klondike gold fields. The road became used by motorized vehicles in the 1920s after it was paved.

The Richardson Highway mostly parallels the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Maya uses the Richardson Highway often and some of her adventures include trips to Valdez, Copper Center, Glennallen, and Delta Junction.

Maya’s blog posts about the Richardson Highway

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