First - how to start the day. Yep, cinnamon rolls at Johnson Crossing. We’ve heard that one of the icons of the Alaska Highway is the cinnamon rolls along it. Since we took the Cassiar Highway up to the Alaska, we missed lots of them but we’ve got to make amends to our tummies and here we are. From the original recipe of the Porsild/Davignon family who opened Johnson Crossing Lodge in 1949, shortly after the Alaska Hwy opened. Were these good or what?
A starcrossed roadhouse. Built in 1900 on the other side of a small river nearby. When it burned down another replacement was built here in 1909. It was used as a roadhouse until the 1950’s. The kitchen and the eating area were on the first floor and 2 bedrooms were on the second story. Two woodstoves provided heat and the interior of the building was lined with cheesecloth: to lighten the place and to prevent the moss and dirt chinking from falling into the rooms.