American Corp of Engineers soldiers employed on the Alaska Highway. Photo courtesy of University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Whitehorse, a small, somewhat seasonal transportation hub of a few hundred citizens, exploded to over 10,000 people. Most of these newcomers lived in tent camps. Whitehorse became a boomtown with saloons, shops and a general buzz of activity.
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