- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 15, 2004
Alaska is the land of extremes. Its size alone is staggering: nearly 600,000 square miles. That's more than twice the size of Texas or four times the size of California. Lay it over a map of the lower 48 states and Alaska stretches east to west from Florida to California, and north to south from Minnesota to Texas.
In Alaska, it's the land itself – its vast distances, the extremes weather, the imposing landscapes – that has shaped history and shaped the lives of all those come under its spell. People have come lured by riches beyond their wildest dreams – fur, fish, gold, oil. Many have come to find a new life and to make their mark. Others come to lose themselves in a wild land more vast and unforgiving than they could ever imagine.
They've come to measure themselves against its challenges. In return, they've endured bitter temps, isolation, and harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there.