As part of Alaska's celebration of 50 years of statehood, the Alaska Railroad will offer a free ride to anyone born in 1959. The only catch is that the free travel be done in one day, but given the railroad's fares, which can run several hundred dollars for a trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks, that's still quite a deal to enjoy some of North America's most spectacular scenery.
Unfortunately, I missed this deal by five years, but I have at least one family member who is in a position to cash in.
From Vicksburg to Natchez.
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