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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Alaska Highway

 
 
Alaska Highway Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2010
1. Alaska Highway Marker (left)
Inscription.
(left marker)
At this site on 1 April 1946
the United States Army
officially handed over
the Alaska Highway and
associated facilities to
the Canadian Army

This plaque is dedicated
to the those who built and cared
for the Alaska Highway
by the members of the
Northwest Highway System

June 1956

(right marker)
At this site on 1 April 1964
the Canadian Army
handed over responsibility
for the Alaska Highway and
the Northwest Highway System
to the Federal Department of
Public Works

 
Location. 60° 42.718′ N, 135° 4.77′ W. Marker is in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Marker can be reached from Norseman Road south of Fairchild Place. Click for map. These markers are located at the Yukon Transportation Museum which is on the grounds of the Whitehorse Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Electra Crescent, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Y1A 6E4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Log Church & Rectory (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); SS Klondike (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); White Pass and Yukon Route Railway
Alaska Highway Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2010
2. Alaska Highway Marker (right)
(approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Copper Nugget (approx. 1.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Alaska Highway. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
Mural on the Yukon Transportaion Museum, the markers are out-of-sight to the right. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2010
3. Mural on the Yukon Transportaion Museum, the markers are out-of-sight to the right.
Interior of the Yukon Transportation Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2010
4. Interior of the Yukon Transportation Museum
The World's Largest Windvane, a DC3. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2010
5. The World's Largest Windvane, a DC3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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