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Governor Gruening visits the Public Roads camp in Whitehorse

Photograph with the following caption attached: "Governor Ernest Gruening of Alaska visits the Public Roads Administration camp in Whitehorse and is photographed with the ranking officers of the North-west Command. From left: Brigadier General James J. O'Conner, Commanding General; Governor Gruening; Colomel John Wheeler, in charge of the Highway; and Colonel K. Bush, Chief of Staff. October 29, 1942." Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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