Alaska Highway


On the Alaska Highway, the historic scenic highway running from Dawson Creek in Western Canada up north to Fairbanks in Alaska

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Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
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The church Our Lady of the Way (picture right) in Haines Junction built Father E. Morriset in 1954, the first Catholic priest to preach the Gospel in this area of the Yukon. The Father converted an old Quonset hut made of corrugated iron, used and left behind by the US Army during the construction of the Alaska Highway at what is now Haines Junction, into the unique church.

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Volunteers and convicts from a nearby prison hauled in heavy wood logs in the 1980s to build the anglican St. Christopher’s Church (pictured at right). On the Alaska Highway in Haines Junction. Under the direction of the local carpenter Henry Henkel. According to his own plan. Today the historic log church houses the local art gallery. Artists, craftsmen, photographers and writers exhibit and sell their work there.

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Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada
Alaska Highway, Yukon, Kanada