Yukon Nuggets

  • Hougens Variety in 1949.

1949 Hougen's history

Hougen’s on Main Street

Hougen's moves from the White Pass Hotel building to a new location across from the ballpark on Main St. The building is constructed of surplus wartime prefabricated panels by ConWest Exploration Company. Hougen's expands its children's wear, sporting goods and photography. Odin Hougen is shown in the photo with the bowling alley visible to the right. Odin later operated Marsh Lake Lodge.

Yukon Photo, a division of Hougen's, advertises "state of the art" processing equipment. A roll of film is developed for 10¢, and prints from 4¢ to 6¢.