We have a new post up on the 101 Travel Bits blog. The post is titled, “6 Places to See World War II History on the Alaska Highway.” Here’s a brief excerpt from the portion of the post about Contact Creek:

Construction of the Alaska Highway took place in multiple sections to ensure its quick completion. On September 24, 1942, crews completed the southern half of the road. The Army christened the creek where the bulldozers finished the southern half of the road “Contact Creek” and today is continues to flow beneath the Alaska Highway.

Click here to read the whole thing. If you are interested in purchasing your own copy of 101 Travel Bits: The Alaska Highway, you can do so here.


This is not Contact Creek. But it is a pretty picture from our trip up the Alaska Highway. So feel free to pretend it’s the creek discussed above.