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The Daily Alaskan

Skagway, Alaska: August 7, 1913

Headline - From Skagway to Dawson By Automobile

Building the Skagway Road

      Hon. J. D. Hazen and family and Senator Thorne arrived on the Princess Sophia from Ottawa and in company with Governor and Mrs. Black, left this morning for Dawson.
      Mr. Black said to a Daily Alaskan reporter that there are two hundred men now at work on the automobile road from Whitehorse to Dawson, and that $75,000 additional money will be spent there this season in completing the road. He also says that he has the promise of Premier McBride that as soon as the Yukon automobile road is finished to Whitehorse, he will secure an appropriation for its continuance through British Columbia. In that case it will only be necessary for the Alaska Road Commission to build from Skagway to Summit and a through automobile road will be completed from Skagway to Dawson.
      Such a project, he thinks, would rapidly develop the north, and within a short time thousands of people would be going this way, both by tourist and commercial vehicles.

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