Pleasant Camp (Haines, Alaska)

Pleasant Camp, also known as the Dalton Trail Camp, is a historic frontier police outpost near Haines, Alaska. It was established by the Canadian North-West Mounted Police in 1898 as a border station between the United States and Canada where they could control the flow of miners during the Klondike Gold Rush. It is located at Mile 40 of the Haines Highway. The post was operated by the NWP until roughly 1899. The border between the two countries was formalized in the area in 1900, resulting in the presence of this former Canadian outpost on US soil.[2]

Pleasant Camp / Dalton Trail Camp
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
HABS photo, c. 1979
Pleasant Camp (Haines, Alaska) is located in Alaska
Pleasant Camp (Haines, Alaska)
LocationMile 40 of Haines Highway
Nearest cityHaines, Alaska
Coordinates59°27′0″N 136°21′46″W / 59.45000°N 136.36278°W / 59.45000; -136.36278
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
NRHP reference No.73000376[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 5, 1973
Designated AHRS1971

The camp's surviving remnants were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Pleasant Camp". National Park Service. Retrieved September 1, 2014.