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Dawson Creek (120.233W
55.767N) was the terminus of the Northern Alberta Railway and the proposed railhead for a military highway
This highway was not yet under
construction at the start of the Pacific War, but construction began in
March 1942 and soon absorbed all local construction resources, so that
Dawson Creek did not get an airstrip until late 1942.
A significant limitation on the usefulness of the town as
the terminus of the Alaska Highway was that it had no all-season road
net to the south, so that shipments could come in only on the railroad during much of the year.
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