Yukon-based Lily Gontard wrote Beyond Mile Zero (Harbour 2017), which explores the evolution of Alaska Highway culture. Opened to the public in 1948, at the beginning of the golden age of the automobile, quaint and quirky establishments sprang up to serve the travelling public. Now, aside from truckers, most people travel the Alaska highway in fuel-efficient cars and sulf-sufficient RV's, which means the demand for lodge services has diminished and the businesses are struggling to survive.
Photographs by Mark Kelly. Book also features archival photos.
Beyond Mile Zero (Harbour 2017) $24.95 978-1-55017-797-8 Photos by Mark Kelly.