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Mike at the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Started in 1974, finished in 1977. Alaska was ready to build TAPS in 1968, but it took the oil crisis in 1973 before the politicians allowed construction to begin. Fairbanks & Anchorage became boom towns when thousands of workers came to Alaska for the jobs created by the building of TAPS.
Mike at the AC sign. The AC is the most northerly of the 5 major circles of latitude. The AC is not fixed due to the tilt of the Earth. It is moving north 49ft (15m) each year. However, I doubt they are going to keep moving the sign as the AC moves north. After all, they have this huge pull out area on a very difficult road. I cannot see them moving it each year to be that precise.
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