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Alaska Highway Mile 0 sign, Dawson Creek, B.C., 1949

Looking down the main street of Dawson Creek, Yukon Territory, at the Mile 0 marker that marks the start of the Alaska Highway (Alcan). Sign on the marker reads "Mile 0 Alaska Hiway". The Palace Hotel is visible on the left. Original photograph size: 3 1/2" x 3". University of Alaska Anchorage, Archives and Manuscripts Dept.

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