George Alexander Parks (May 29, 1883–May 11, 1984) was an AmericanRepublicanpolitician who was the Governor of Alaska Territory from 1925 to 1933. He was born in Denver, Colorado. May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) , is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... List of Governors of Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Alaska Territory was an organized territory of the United States from August 24, 1912 to January 3, 1959, when Alaska became the 49th state. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Denver skyline, 1999. ...
Parks died at the advanced age of 101 in 1984. When he died he was the earliest living governor of any US state, after his death, the title went to Alfred M. Landon who would eventually also become a centenarian. Alfred Mossman Alf Landon (September 9, 1887 - October 12, 1987) was an American Republican politician from Kansas, notable nationally for his 1936 nomination as the Republican opponent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. ...
Categories: American politician stubs | 1883 births | 1984 deaths | Governors of Alaska | Centenarians Scott Cordelle Bone (February 15, 1860–January 27, 1936) was an American Republican politician who was the Governor of Alaska Territory from 1921 to 1925. ... List of Governors of Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... John Weir Troy (October 31, 1868–May 2, 1942) was an American Democratic politician who was the Governor of Alaska Territory from 1933 to 1939. ...
The GeorgeParks Highway (numbered Alaska Route 3), usually called simply the Parks Highway, runs 323 miles (520 km) from the Glenn Highway 35 miles (56 km) north of Anchorage to Fairbanks in the Alaska Interior.
It is the main route between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska's two largest cities, the principal access to Denali National Park and Preserve and Denali State Park, and the main highway in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
It is a common misconception that the name "Parks Highway" comes from the road's proximity to the Denali state and national parks; it is in fact in honor of GeorgeAlexanderParks, governor of the Territory of Alaska from 1925 to 1933.
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