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Introducing Anchorage

Anchorage offers the comforts of a large US city but is only a 30-minute drive from the Alaskan wilderness. Founded in 1914 as a work camp for the Alaska Railroad, the city was devastated by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake but quickly rebounded as the industry headquarters for the Prudhoe Bay oil boom. Today almost half the state’s residents live in or around the city, as Anchorage serves as the economic and political heart of Alaska. Sorry, Juneau.