LUCERNE (or Lucerne Station) was a divisional point on the CANADIAN NORTHERN RWY, 32 km west of Jasper on Yellowhead Lk just inside the BC–Alberta border. The station was built in 1912 and a lively railway community grew up around it; its peak population was 300, but it was abandoned in the 1920s when the railway shifted operations to Jasper. A camp of Japanese Canadian internees (see JAPANESE, RELOCATION OF) was located here during WWII to help construct the Yellowhead Hwy.
by Andrew Scott

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