The Alaska-Canada Highway (nicknamed Alcan) was one of the most overwhelming undertakings on North American soil during World War II. The invasion of Pearl Harbor and possible threat of invasion revived old plans for building a road to Alaska. On March 8, 1942 official construction of the road began. In the matter of only seven months soldiers carved 1,680 miles of crude roadway from Dawson Creek to Delta Junction. On October 28, 1942 the road was completed, but was not "officially" completed until the ceremony at Soldier's Summit on November 21. These photos are just a glimpse of the story behind this great road.