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Historic Photos of Whitehorse, Yukon

Alaska Highway 1967 Celebrations
This aerial photo shows the new Riverdale residential area in Whitehorse in 1966. It was published in a brochure promoting Alaska Highway travel in 1967, but in the brochure was printed backwards. Riverdale is now about 4 times the size shown here. At the river side of the subdivision, the large building to the left was the Fredrick H. Collins Secondary School, which opened on January 13th, 1963. To the near right of the bridge was the Yukon Vocation and Training Centre, which also opened in 1963. The airport can be seen at the top of what are known as the "clay cliffs" - all the buildings on the near side of the airport are now gone. The white dots above the airport were fuel and oil tanks - the tanks were removed from the "tank farm" over a period of several years following the 1996 shutdown of a pipeline that ran from Skagway to Whitehorse.

Aerial photo of Whitehorse, Yukon, in 1966