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Celebrating 95 years of the Alaska Railroad

by Michael Polzella
President Harding

Sunday, July 15, marked the 95th anniversary of the completion of construction on the Alaska Railroad. If you are not familiar with the story, President Warren G. Harding made a historic trip to Alaska in 1923, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Last Frontier. This date commemorates the completion of the railroad in Nenana, when the president himself drove in the golden spike that officially completed the main line.

Nearly a century later, the Alaska Railroad remains a crucial transportation service and is proud to continue welcoming Alaskans and visitors onboard to see the state by rail.

Meghan Clemens, Alaska Railroad

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