The town of Watson Lake, the Yukon's Gateway, is located at the famous 635 mile marker along the Alaska Highway. It is 7.4 miles from the southeastern tip of the Yukon , and 274 miles east of the capital city, Whitehorse. In this town of about 1,700 people, is the visitor information centre, located in the Alaska Highway Interpretive Centre. Another amazing site in Watson Lake, is the Northern Lights Centre. By using the latest technology, inside a special tilted dome, features an opportunity to understand the myth, folklore, and science of the northern lights. Also located in the city is the world famous Sign Post Forest. This tradition started in 1942 by Carl K. Lindley, a U. S. Army Engineer, 341 company "D". When building many signs in the area, he added a sign to a sign post which stated, "Danville, Illinois, 2835 miles". This tradition has continued over the years from travelers passing through Watson Lake. Currently at the end of the 2017 tourist season, from all over the globe, there are more than 80,000 signs.
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