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McKinley Village photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Human development and impacts
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Can you pick out the buildings that have sprouted up in the 2005 photo, that were absent in 1976? This is a photo of the George Parks highway and the private McKinley Village airstrip, seven miles south of the Denali Park and Preserve entrance. In the lower right you can see a bend in the Nenana River with a large cut-bank above it. Changes in land ownership, access, and the local economy likely have influenced development in this area.