Museum marks Alaska Highway anniversary with commemorative calendar

Photo by OurBC.com

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway, and a local museum is celebrating the milestone with something you can look at everyday and walk through the memories, with a commemorative calendar.

The calendar showcases history using historical photographs, important dates in the highway’s history, as well as fun facts. 

The calendar  is named “Miles and Miles of Miles and Miles” and features themes from construction to tourism. Themes include surveying, bridge building, the Charlie Lake Disaster, opening ceremonies, the impact of the highway on communities, and early travel along the highway.

There are photographs and a brief write-up on each monthly topic.

“This calendar features the photographs of Canadian Rudy Schubert who enlisted in the American Army and worked on the Alaska Highway with the 341st Engineers. Schubert moved to Fort St. John after serving in Europe and continued to document the history of the North Peace.”

Calendars are available at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum gift shop for $15.00 including tax.

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