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Building Alaska

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Catalogue Number:  041267
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  90
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Building Alaska, a documentary about the people who built Alaska's great engineering projects in the coldest, and most remote part of the U.S. It tells how the railroads and highways of the late 19th and early 20th century opened the region up to gold and copper mining and made Alaska habitable; of the Japanese invasion in World War Two; and of the biggest earthquake ever in North America, all of which helped shape America's 49th state.

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