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Home  >  Digital Archives  >  Government  >  Military
With the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States, the federal government sent Army officers for a temporary government. From 1867 onward, military exploration and presence has been a force in the territory's development, driving communications and building projects, population surges, and economic trends.
Fort Egbert and Eagle City, Alaska (2 pages)
In August of 1897, rumors of lawlessness among the miners of Alaska had reached the United States government.


Fort Gibbon and the Village of Tanana (2 pages)
Even before the Klondike gold strike, Alaska's Interior was crawling with miners and traders who were drawn by gold and the opportunity to get rich.


The Alaska Highway (the Alcan)
Protecting America's northernmost possession was a matter of national security in the early 1940s.



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