On the road again


Bob Jones, 78, is driving along the Alaskan Highway in honor of its 75th anniversary.

The Alaska Highway, built in 1942, is considered to be an engineering marvel of World War II, and was once described as the largest and most difficult construction project since the Panama Canal. Before the highway was built, there were only wilderness trails and gravel roads that were difficult to navigate.

Jones rode on the highway for the 25th and 50th anniversaries, and has made it his goal to take his 1942 Dodge Caravan, built for WWII, along for the 75th.

This is an ongoing story, the first dairies were published in the Sept. 27 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.