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First truck

Photograph of the first truck to drive from Dawson Creek to Whitehorse and from Whitehorse to Fairbanks. Probably taken during ribbon-cutting ceremony on Soldiers' Summit on November 20, 1942. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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