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Alaska Trip

The Cornish family drove to Alaska and back from McAlester recently. Total length of journey was 10,170 miles. Pictured from left are brothers Ryan, Billy and Chris Cornish at Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada. When the Alaska Highway was being built by the US Army in 1942 a homesick soldier from Illinois tacked up a sign that said Danville, Illinois. A tradition was born and now there are over 72,000 signs there. The Cornish family decided to add a McAlester sign to the collection.

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