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The Soldier's Summit Trail

The main plaque from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada says, in 3 languages: "The Alaska Highway. The Alcan Military Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Big Delta, Alaska, was opened here at Soldier's Summit on 20 November 1942. Relying on local Native guides and generally following existing trails, United States military and civilian personnel finished the road in under 10 months. Intended to support the airfields of the Northwest Staging Route, much of the road became part of the Alaska Highway. Its completion in 1943 opened the Northwest to southern exploitation of natural resources, altering Yukon settlement patterns and changing Native ways of life."

This photograph is © 2017 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Historic Sites  plaque on the Soldier's Summit Trail, Yukon