Remembering those who built the Alaska Highway

Remembering those who built the Alaska Highway A couple years ago I wrote a letter to the editor about the shabbiness of the gravesite of Corp. Max Richardson, a man who died building the Alaska Highway. Since then it was cleaned up and kept that way - a

A couple years ago I wrote a letter to the editor about the shabbiness of the gravesite of Corp. Max Richardson, a man who died building the Alaska Highway. Since then it was cleaned up and kept that way – a fitting ending for a brave man.

Now I have another request of the government. I feel that there should be a point of interest sign: one on the Watson Lake side and one on the Whitehorse side of the gravesite. This sign should emphasize the grave is a couple of kilometres down the road. There should also be a pull-over place so vehicles can safely stop on to the side, without causing an accident, to view the gravesite and read about the corporal.

This pull-over spot would show tourists that are passing through from the Lower 48 or from Alaska that we Canadians do care. It would give Corp. Max Richardson the recognition he deserves, and let his countrymen know where he’s resting.

Michael D. Foubister

Watson Lake