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Alaska Highway Postcards

Alaska Highway Postcards
The original military road was 1,670 miles long, but by the time it had been upgraded to an all-weather highway in 1943-1944, this sign in Dawson Creek stated the length as 1,568 miles. This postcard, with a photo by DesBrisay of Dawson Creek, was published by Rumsey & Co. of Toronto. The stamp box on the reverse shows that this is a real photo, printed on EKC paper - this stamp box design was used until 1950.

Postcard showing Fairbanks, Alaska, as 1,568 miles away from Dawson Creek, BC, on the Alaska Highway, in the mid 1940s

Reverse of postcard showing an EKC stamp box