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Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek (120.233W 55.767N) was the terminus of the Northern Alberta Railway and the proposed railhead for a military highway to Alaska. 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.

Rail connections

Edmonton


References
Dzuiban (1959; accessed 2014-1-18)


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