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AE Capital City Weekly As the leader of the territory during the Great Depression, Troy’s greatest accomplishments included his support of the Matanuska Colony, the construction of numerous small airfields, setting the stage for the construction of the Alaska Highway, and changing the name of the Alaska College to that of the University of Alaska.

John Weir Troy: ‘The Greatest Man in the History of Alaska,’ 1868-1942

Alaska Daily Empire office at 123 Main Street in 1913. John Troy, with mustache, is on the right. Alaska State Library Place File. Photographs, ASL. ASL-Juneau-People-11.
Alaska Daily Empire office at 123 Main Street in 1913. John Troy, with mustache, is on the right. Alaska State Library Place File. Photographs, ASL. ASL-Juneau-People-11.
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