- a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. About 2000 miles (3220 km) long.
- a territory in NW Canada. 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km). Capital: Whitehorse.
- a town in central Oklahoma.
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The frozen Yukon River, snaking its way to the Bering Sea, was visible from my window on the Cessna.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
We wanted to take it a step further and went to the Yukon in December 2007.Jamaica, We Have a Dogsled Team
Allen St. John
March 25, 2014
Again, the experience in the Yukon gold rush is instructive.
Back in 1896, when gold was discovered on Bonanza Creek in the Yukon Territory, America was reeling.
His book, THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: A True Story of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush, is out now.
It is somewhat in the vein of "Sourdough" Service, the Yukon bard.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Furthermore, there was no dog like him on the Mackenzie nor the Yukon.White Fang
Of El Dorado, or his real reason for leaving the Yukon, he said nothing.
What a fine brave fellow he had been in those early Yukon days!
He meant to break away from his present employment when the Yukon “rush” came.The Hound From The North
- the Yukon a territory of NW Canada, on the Beaufort Sea, between the Northwest Territories and Alaska: arctic and mountainous, reaching 5959 m (19 550 ft) at Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak; mineral resources. Capital: Whitehorse. Pop: 31 209 (2004 est). Area: 536 327 sq km (207 076 sq miles)Abbreviation: YT
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