Alaska Railroad announces new family-friendly Fur Rondy Express

The Alaska Railroad is offering a new opportunity to celebrate the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Winter Festival with the first Fur Rondy Express.

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2018 Fur Rendezvous scheduled Feb. 23 to Mar. 5

Anchorage’s Fur Rendezvous had its beginnings in 1935 and continues today, suspended during World War II and revived in 1946. According to Elmer Rasmuson’s Memoirs in Volume II of Banking on Alaska, the event now known affectionately as “Rondy” was inspired by the winter carnival in Fairbanks. Plans were formed by three men during their return by train to Anchorage.

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