“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Peace River, British Columbia

Alaska Highway - additional marker image, Touch for more information
By Gerald Lapp, June 11, 2019
Alaska Highway - additional marker
1 British Columbia, Peace River, Dawson Creek — Alaska Highway / La Route De L’AlaskaCompleted in 1942 / Terminé en 1942 — International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark / Monument Historique International du Génie Civil —
Constructed in just 8 months in 1942, this 2,450 kilometre highway provided an essential transportation link to the northwest of North America during the Second World War, and has since remained a major . . . Map (db m135256) HM
2 British Columbia, Peace River, Hudson's Hope. — Alexander Mackenzie
Seeking a route to the Pacific Ocean, this resolute fur trader and explorer, with his party of 9 men and a frail bark canoe, portaged nearby in May 1793 to avoid the awesome Peace River Canyon. On July 20 he reached tidewater. By this unrivalled . . . Map (db m188028) HM
3 British Columbia, Peace River, Pouce Coupe — Dawson Creek
Once called “The Beaver Plains”, this townsite was named in honour of Dr. G.M. Dawson, outstanding Canadian geologist and scientist, whose expeditions in B.C. covered almost every field of natural history. His geodetic surveys of 1879 reported the . . . Map (db m188018) HM
4 British Columbia, Peace River, Taylor — The First Highway
In 1793 Alexander Mackenzie and North West Company adventurers discovered this route through the Rocky Mountains. During 1805-08 Simon Fraser built forts and trading posts west of the mountains. Furs of the Pacific watershed began moving eastward. . . . Map (db m187958) HM
5 British Columbia, Peace River, Tumbler Ridge — Cretaceous Trackway
In the summer of 2000, two young boys tubing down Flatbed Creek stumbled upon ankylosaur tracks - the longest dinosaur trackway in British Columbia at the time. This discovery was a turning point in the development of Tumbler Ridge and the Peace . . . Map (db m187874) HM
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