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President Harding Tours Alaska in a Specially Adapted Car

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President Harding Tours Alaska in a Specially Adapted Car

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For his 1923 trip to Alaska, U.S. president Warren G. Harding travels on an unusual mode of transportation: a Dodge Roadster specially converted to run on train tracks.

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At the dawn of the 20th century, most Americans think of Alaska as an icy unpopulated wilderness, but one event will change everything: the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896. Through remastered and colorized news footage and home movies, witness Alaska's evolution from a frozen wasteland at the edge of the world to the 49th state to join the Union. From boomtowns to volcanic blasts to Japanese invasions, this is the story of America's last frontier as you have never seen it before.

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