MEKDAM

Haines Junction on Alaska Highway

Oil Painting On Canvas
by Mekdam Nima

Haines Junction is a village lies in the Shakwak Valley in the Yukon, Canada. It is located at Kilometre 1632 (historical mile 1016) of the Alaska Highway at its junction with the Haines Highway, 158 kilometres west of Whitehorse.
Haines Junction was established in 1942 during construction of the Alaska Highway. In 1943, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a branch road - today's Haines Highway - connecting the Alaska Highway with the port of Haines on Lynn Canal. Haines Junction is on the eastern boundary of Kluane National Park and Reserve.
Haines Junction is best known as the access point to Kluane National Park and Reserve, a dramatically beautiful wilderness park, famous for its glaciers, mountains, and wildlife.
Mekdam's visit to Haines Junction inspired this work of art.

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Date Painted: 2010
Painting Width = 18 inches (458 mm)
Painting Height = 14 inches (356 mm)
Oil Painting On Canvas - Haines Junction on Alaska Highway