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Surveyor - Mile "0" Alaska Highway

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This statue located at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway is a tribute to men who arrived in Dawson Creek in the spring of 1942 to build the Alaska Highway.  The Iron Surveyor statue stands as a reminder of the amazing feat and of those who lost their lives in the effort.  The surveyor points northwest along the path that became first a mud track and finally the paved highway we have today. Created by sculptor, Karl Mattson, whose family has ranched in the region for generations. It is constructed from scrap metal from local farms. The clothing and surveyor’s transit are in the style of the 1940’s. 

Location of Statue
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