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The Canadians also worried about the military implications, fearing that in a war between Japan and North America, the United States would use the road to prevent Canadian neutrality. Roosevelt became the first American to publicly discuss the military benefits of a highway in an August speech in Chautauqua, New York.
During a June 1936 visit to Canada, President Franklin D. He again mentioned the idea during King's visit to Washington in March 1937, suggesting that a million highway would be helpful as part of a larger defense against Japan that included, the Americans hoped, a larger Canadian military presence on the Pacific coast.
During construction the road was nicknamed the "oil can highway" by the work crews due to the large number of discarded oil cans and fuel drums that marked the road's progress.
at the British Columbia-Yukon border at the 60th parallel; the entire route was completed October 28, 1942 with the northern linkup at Mile 1202, Beaver Creek, and the highway was dedicated on November 20, 1942 at Soldier's Summit.
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Proposals for a highway to Alaska originated in the 1920s. In order to promote the highway, Slim Williams originally traveled the proposed route by dogsled.There were four main thrusts in building the route: southeast from Delta Junction, Alaska toward a linkup at Beaver Creek, Yukon; north then west from Dawson Creek (an advance group started from Fort Nelson, British Columbia after traveling on winter roads on frozen marshland from railway stations on the Northern Alberta Railways); both east and west from Whitehorse after being ferried in via the White Pass and Yukon Route railway.The Army commandeered equipment of all kinds, including local riverboats, railway locomotives, and housing originally meant for use in southern California.You'll also enjoy full-service event planning and catering, along with 24-hour business support in our complimentary business center.For visits of a night, a week or more, the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre - Fort St.