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Photos from: Alaska pioneer brings automobiles north




Alaska State Library, Bill Frame Photograph Collection, ASL-228-010

Robert Sheldon brought the first fleet of Ford Model-T automobiles to Alaska in 1913 to begin a transportation business that operated between Fairbanks and Valdez. The Model-T seen here pulling away from the Chitina post office in 1919 is loaded with 1,700 pounds of mail.



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