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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. This category is for those markers found in the state of Alaska.
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Alaska Historic MarkersWagner Mine - Juneau AK

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The Chilkoot Shaft, seen here at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, is a remnant of an airshaft that served the Wagner Mine, which was part of the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersPelton wheels - Juneau AK

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Pelton wheels are among the most efficient types of water wheels. It was invented by Lester Allan Pelton (1829-1908) in the 1870s, and is an impulse machine, meaning that it uses Newton’s second law to extract energy from a jet of fluid.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersLiberty Bell Reproduction - Juneau AK

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This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was placed on permanent display at the Treasury by direction of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. It is a duplicate of the original Liberty Bell in tone as well as in structural details and dimensions.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersKlondike Gold - Skagway AK

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Klondike Gold. The quickest route to Dawson and the gold fields was by the railroad to Whitehorse and steamboat down the Yukon River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersSkagway Centennial Statue 1897 - Skagway AK

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Skagway was originally spelled S-K-A-G-U-A, a Tlingit Indian word for “windy place.” The first people in the area were Tlingits from the Chilkoot and Chilkat villages in the Haines-Klukwan area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersThree Thousand Pack Animals - Skagway AK

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Rendering of a loaded pack horse and pack mule-- The dead are speaking in memory of us three thousand pack animals that laid our bones on these awful hills during the Gold Rush of 1897-1898.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersCaptain William Moore The Visionary - Skagway AK

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A former steamboat captain on the rivers in Alaska and British Columbia, Moore was an adventurer who had taken part in gold stampedes in North and South America. he believed that gold would be found, and had a vision of Skagway---with its deep-water harbor and trail through the White Pass—as the gateway to the north.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersSkagway's Historic Waterfront - Skagway, AK

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Skagway had a deep-water harbor and was the starting point of the White Pass trail. Skagway was the place where thousands of stampeders started their journey to the Klondike gold mines.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersChief Kyan Totem Pole-Ketchikan, AK

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Totem poles are carved to honor deceased ancestors record history, social events, and oral tradition. They were never worshipped as religious objects.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Alaska

date approved: 11/29/2019

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic Markers1897 Skagway City Hall - Skagway AK

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When you walk by this building you think it is just another old building until you read the marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Alaska

date approved: 10/28/2018

last visited: never

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Alaska Historic MarkersStar House - Ketchikan, AK

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The Star House is an historic building located at 5 Creek Street in Ketchikan, AK.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Alaska

date approved: 10/26/2018

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Alaska Historic MarkersCreek Street - Ketchikan, Alaska

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Creek Street is located in Ketchikan, Alaska.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Alaska

date approved: 7/30/2016

last visited: 6/19/2019

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Alaska Historic MarkersTents to Skyscrapers - Anchorage, AK

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The history of Anchorage, from the initial tent city to the surveying and auction of the lots forming the new town in 1915. Located on the east side of C Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 12/4/2015

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Alaska Historic MarkersBridging the Gap - Denali Train Depot - Denali National Park

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This is one of several markers located on the platform at the Denali Train Depot. There is a set of the markers on the north and the south side of the depot. You do not need a ticket to view these markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 7/12/2016

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Alaska Historic MarkersA Road More Traveled - Denali Train Depot - Denali National Park

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This is one of several markers located on the platform at the Denali Train Depot. There is a set of the markers on the north and the south side of the depot. You do not need a ticket to view these markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 6/25/2014

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Alaska Historic MarkersThe Time-Honored Trail - Denali Train Depot - Denali National Park

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This is one of several markers located on the platform at the Denali Train Depot. There is a set of the markers on the north and the south side of the depot. You do not need a ticket to view these markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 6/25/2014

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Alaska Historic MarkersTunnels Lost to Time - Denali Train Depot - Denali National Park

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History of three tunnels along the Alaska Railroad. All three have now been removed. Located on the side of the Denali Train Depot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 7/12/2016

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Alaska Historic MarkersMountains in Motion / Hot Rocks - Denali National Park

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Glaciers and tectonic forces are still at work shaping the Denali landscape. Located in a rest stop on Park Rd., Denali National Park. See the parks web site for access information.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 8/12/2017

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Alaska Historic MarkersIce Age Hunters - Denali National Park

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Ice age hunters flowed the Caribou trails through Denali. Located at a rest stop along the Park Road in the Denali Nation Park. See parks web site for access information.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 7/11/2016

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Alaska Historic MarkersAnchorage Aloft! - Earthquake park - Anchorage, AK

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This marker is located in Earthquake Park located on W Northern Lights Blvd. It is also accessible from the Tony Knowles Bicycle Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 9/14/2013

last visited: 8/15/2017

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Alaska Historic MarkersMeasuring the Magnitude of Damage - Earthquake park - Anchorage, AK

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This marker is located in Earthquake Park located on W Northern Lights Blvd. It is also accessible from the Tony Knowles Bicycle Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 9/14/2013

last visited: 8/15/2017

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Alaska Historic MarkersTsunami - Earthquake park - Anchorage, AK

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This marker is located in Earthquake Park located on W Northern Lights Blvd. It is also accessible from the Tony Knowles Bicycle Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 9/14/2013

last visited: 8/15/2017

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Alaska Historic MarkersThe earth did quake - Earthquake park - Anchorage, AK

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This marker is located in Earthquake Park located on W Northern Lights Blvd. It is also accessible from the Tony Knowles Bicycle Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 9/14/2013

last visited: 8/15/2017

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Alaska Historic MarkersTurnagain Heights Slide - Earthquake park - Anchorage, AK

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This marker is located in Earthquake Park located on W Northern Lights Blvd. It is also accessible from the Tony Knowles Bicycle Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 9/14/2013

last visited: 8/15/2017

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Alaska Historic MarkersJames Cook - Anchorage, AK

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This plaque is on the front of the base of the statue of Capt. James Cook in Resolution Park overlooking Cook Inlet and is on L St in Anchorage, AK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Alaska

date approved: 9/14/2013

last visited: 5/17/2016

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