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First truck driving the Alcan from Dawson Creek to Whitehorse, 1942

From caption: "Late in September, 1942, this truck was driven up the Alcan from Dawson Creek to Whitehorse - the first truck to make the entire trip." From verso: "Approved for release, U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 1233, Anchorage, Alaska. Property of Cook Inlet Historical Society." Sept. 1942. Photographer: U.S. Army Photograph. Original photograph size: 7 3/8" x 9". Anchorage Museum of History and Art - Library and Archives.

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