Diary From The Haul Road:

The People, The Project, The Papers

Explore Alaska's Oil & Gas History Today

The Alaska Oil & Gas Historical Society (AKOGHS) is proud to present the Haul Road Exhibit, a tribute to one of Alaska's most significant engineering achievements. This exhibit chronicles the construction of the Dalton Highway, also known as the Haul Road, and highlights the remarkable story of how the 358-mile stretch from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay was built. Through historical photographs, documents, and artifacts, visitors will gain a deep appreciation for the dedication, labor, and vision that made this monumental project possible.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Alaska's oil and gas industry, or if you would like to become a member, we invite you to explore our website and join us in our mission to preserve and share this important part of Alaska's heritage.

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Alaska's Oil & Gas Historical Society

406 W. Fireweed Suite 200
Anchorage, AK  99503

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THE CHALLENGE

Honoring the Pioneers of the Haul Road

The construction of the Haul Road, now known as the Dalton Highway, stands as a monumental achievement in the history of Alaska's infrastructure. This road, stretching 358 miles from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay, was built with unwavering dedication and hard work. Recognizing the visionary leadership and commitment that made this project possible, we honor N.E. Bauer and the many individuals who worked alongside him. AKOGHS works to encapsulate the collective effort and enduring impact of their contributions to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and state road construction.

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THE NUMBERS

Haul Road: The Dalton Highway

Cost: Approximately $125 million

Construction Dates:
Began on April 29, 1974, and completed on September 29, 1974

Labor: 3 million hours

Duration: 154 days

Length: 358 miles (from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay)

THE SOLUTION

First Exhibit

The Haul Road Exhibit is a tribute to one of Alaska's most significant engineering feats—the construction of the Dalton Highway, also known as the Haul Road. This exhibit showcases the remarkable story of how the 358-mile stretch from the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay was built, highlighting the dedication, labor, and vision that made it possible.

Explore a variety of artifacts, including the original 1974 Chevrolet Suburban, the first vehicle to traverse the entire length of the North Slope Haul Road. Historical photographs and documents, such as a letter from Governor William A. Egan to Nate Bauer, offer a glimpse into the collaborative efforts and personal achievements of those involved. The exhibit also honors N.E. Bauer, whose leadership and commitment left an indelible mark on Alaska's history, as evidenced by heartfelt appreciations from his colleagues.

Haul Road Exhibit Gallery

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Explore Alaska's Oil & Gas History Today

The Alaska Oil & Gas Historical Society (AKOGHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the oil and gas industry in Alaska. Our mission is to educate the public about the important role that oil and gas have played in shaping the state and its people and to preserve the legacy of those who have worked in the industry.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Alaska's oil and gas industry, or if you would like to become a member, we invite you to explore our website and join us in our mission to preserve and share this important part of Alaska's heritage.

Location

Alaska's Oil & Gas Historical Society

406 W. Fireweed Suite 200
Anchorage, AK  99503

EMAIL / MAIL / PHONE