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Rusty Dow and Her Army Truck; 1944.

Image from the Archives Collection

Rusty Dow Collection. Series 11f.

The photograph may have been taken by Russ Dow (Rusty Dow's husband). It was probably taken in or around Anchorage, Alaska in the summer of 1944.

Reason for Selection: Rusty Dow was the first woman to drive a truck on the Alcan Highway during World War II. In the photo, Rusty Dow is sitting on her army truck. The UAA archives has her papers as well as those of her husband, Russ Dow. Among the items in her collection is a blackjack which she carried for her protection on trips. (KRH)

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