Hougen Group


The Store, 1968 "a new 30,000 sq. ft. added".

Hougen’s Department Store

The new Hougen's Department Store now totalled 40,000 sq. ft. on three levels. Contractor was General Enterprises of Whitehorse. The celebration which marked 24 years of service was held in conjunction with the grand opening.

Win a Trip to Mexico!, 1968.

Hougen’s Grand Opening

On March 29, Hougen's celebrated the Grand Opening with a Mexican fiesta atmosphere featuring a Mexican band, a draw for two to have a one week vacation in Mexico, 500 prizes, etc. This event marks the opening of another 30,000 sq. ft. added to the 10,000 sq. ft. built in 1959. The Dennison & Metcalfe Homes were demolished. The old "bowling alley" building next door was sold to the Taku Hotel for their expansion plans.

Hougen Family at Mile "0", 1968.

Hougen Family Travels

With a station wagon loaded with supplies, the six Hougen children and Marg and Rolf took off down the Alaska Highway. A stop at Liard Hot Springs; a stay visiting Marg's family in Edmonton; through the Rockies and then a visit with the Dr. Des Morrow's family and Dr. Doug Yates' family in the Okanogan; Vancouver; and finally a drive up the Hart Highway and home. The trip took about one month.

Goose Hunt, 1968.

Nisutlan Bay

Nisutlan Bay is a popular goose shooting area where the Nisutlan River enters Teslin Lake. This picture shows Rolf Hougen and Fred Stretch following a successful hunt.