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Km 112: Joe and Annie Henry Monument, at a site once known as Black City. Annie Henry was born here in 1904, while Joe was born in 1898 near the Hart and Wind Rivers. They got married in 1921, hunted and trapped together on the Blackstone Uplands, and eventually had 13 children. In the 1950s, Joe Henry guided cat trains that built winter roads to the Peel plateau, and then the surveyors who laid out the route of the Dempster Highway. Harrison Tanner sculpted their faces in clay, and Béla Simó cast them in bronze. The rock, shaped like an arrowhead, was found by Yukon Highways worker Eddie Taylor, and Jackie Olson, one of Joe and Annie's granddaughers, created the plaques and coordinated the project, which began at Annie's request after Joe died in 2002 (Annie died in 2005).

This photograph is © 2015-2016 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Joseph and Annie Henry Monument, Dempster Highway