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Information Center and Railway Museum

Mile 0 Cairn and sign

Eddi and I at the Mile 0 sign

Eddi and me

My sister Marge

Mile 0 plaque

Milepost 0 at it's current position

Surveyor statue

Metal cutouts on lightpost

Downtown Mural

We spent today visiting the ALCAN Information Center to learn about the building of the Alaska Highway. They have an hourly film that shows the building of the highway back in 1942-44. We also took pictures at the stone cairn that is at Mile 0 of the highway. The original Milepost was hit by a car in 1946 and the Chamber of Commerce moved it to the center of town. At the roundabout at the start of the highway there is a statue made from old metal parts of farm equipment depicting the one of the surveyors for the highway. There is also a railway museum for the Northern Alberta Railway. A pretty city with some metal cutouts on some of the downtown light posts and even an alleyway of murals depicting earlier times.

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