Lyn & Joanne's RV Adventure to Alaska travel blog

Mile "0" marker sign

Preserved grain elevator, now an art gallery

Historical marker

Joanne and the "tourist" Mile "0" marker

Aalaska Hotel

Downtown mural of old buildings

One of the displays at the Alaska House

Who knew?

Joanne & Rod at their rig.

Joanne and I at our rig.

This morning we had coffee and rolls furnished by "Tracks" at a 9:00am briefing and historical presentation at a hall near the Campgrounds. A gal from "The Alaska House", a local historical group gave us a presentation of the history of the Alaska highway with interesting antidotes, and local interest. She was quite good and humorous at times. Next, came our briefing for the trip Tuesday to "Sikanni Chief", our first stop on the Alcan highway, away from Mile "0", about 160 miles. They pointed out things to be careful about as well as points of interest we might enjoy along the way.

Joanne and I went into town a little later to tour the info center, art Gallery and Mile "0" marker. We took a walking tour of the old downtown historical district which was quite interesting. We spent quite a bit of time at the Alaska House, where we watched an hour long movie of the reasons for, and subsequent building of the Alcan Highway. It was quite interesting in that they had interviews with some of the soldiers that actually were part of the US Army Engineering Battalions that built the highway. These folks were probably in their 80's when interviewed, but had very clear recollections of their time helping to build the highway. 1500 miles in a little over 8 months thru awful terrain, and weather conditions, in 1942.

When we got back to the parking lot, we had a couple of people who wanted to "hitch hike" back to the RV park. Rod & Joanne had walked down to the info center and we gave them a ride back to the park. We spent a quiet evening in the park after some socializing with Rod & Joanne.

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