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The Alaska Railroad had a huge impact on tourism to Mount McKinley National Park

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The Alaska Railroad had a huge impact on tourism to Mount McKinley National Park. Although the park was established in 1917, it was not a tourist attraction until the completion of the railroad station in 1923. Capitalizing on the impending tourism boom, the Mt. McKinley Tourist & Transportation Company was established, providing transportation to the Savage River Tent Camp and the only accommodations in the park, as well as around the park. Alaska State Library.

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