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Roadhouses along the Richardson Highway


Roadhouses along the Richardson Highway, such as the Sourdough Roadhouse, catered to tourists in 1923 after the Alaska Railroad and Alaskan motorcoach companies joined forces to offer the "Golden-Belt Tour," which included railway and road travel. Alaska State Library.

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