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Ladies in floor-length traveling gowns pose at the edge of a glacier. Men in driving dusters wave at the camera from the running boards of a "touring car." While miners were grubbing in the mud for gold, well-dressed tourists were heading north to see the Last Frontier for themselves.
Circle Hot Springs (2 pages)
The naturally heated mineral waters of Circle Hot Springs had cleansed and comforted Athabascan Indians for generations.


Mt. McKinley Tourist & Transportation Co. (Slideshow)
In 1917, Mount McKinley was established as a national park to protect the wildlife that inhabited the area.


The Road to Tourism (2 pages)
Today, tourism is Alaska's second major industry; however, until about 50 years ago, only the richest and/or hardiest vacationer would strike out for the Last Frontier.



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