Road trip to Eagle


Take a road trip to Eagle to see historic items, like these two engines that were used to power one of interior Alaska’s first radio stations. Courtesy Craig McCaa, BLM.

Drive the Taylor Highway road trip to Eagle, a town of less than 100 that offers visitors a chance to see what life looked like in Alaska in 1899. Established as a fur trading post around 1880, the town boomed after gold miners flocked there during the Klondike Gold Rush. 

The Army established Fort Egbert in 1899 to provide martial law over the area until a civil government was established. Fort Egbert was mostly abandoned

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