Northern Exposure: American Military Engineering in the Arctic Circle
Author: Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern University
Comment: Christopher Capozzola, MIT
Tuesday 11 February
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
From the late 1940s through the 1960s, U.S. military engineers constructed and maintained a vast, though largely unknown, infrastructure of military facilities throughout the Far North. This paper examines how these engineers explored the Arctic regions, what sorts of information they accumulated about it, and ultimately what happened to that information once it was released from military constraints.
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