Hope–Princeton Highway

HOPE–PRINCETON HIGHWAY (Hwy 3) winds across the CASCADE MTS 136 km from HOPE to PRINCETON. It follows the SKAGIT and SIMILKAMEEN rivers for much of its route, crossing the height of land via Allison Pass (el 1,342 m), named for the pioneer rancher John Fall ALLISON. It also cuts through the heart of MANNING PROVINCIAL PARK. The government promised to build the highway in 1929 but the Depression intervened. In the 1930s some construction was done by RELIEF CAMP workers, and during WWII...

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