Impact of the Alaska Highway and related projects
The signposts at Watson Lake, Yukon, where many tourists stop and add to the collection. ca. 1960s. (view more details)
The signposts at Watson Lake, Yukon
...the start of the Alaska Highway (view more details)
the start of the Alaska Highway
The American Army brought the Alaska Highway and its related projects to the Yukon like a circus: setting up tents, showing how the wilderness could be conquered, and then moving on. When the show cleared out it left a rough, winding gravel road connecting a few small communities facing a doubtful future. There was no doubt, however, that the Alaska Highway had a profound impact on people and places in the Yukon Territory.
Part of the old Alaska Highway near Haines Junction, Yukon. ca. 1972. (view more details)
Part of the old Alaska Highway
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