Yukon Territory


Territory in northwest Canada, bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Northwest Territories to the east, British Columbia to the south, and Alaska to the west.

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notes for Yukon Territory

In the 1890s, gold strikes in the Klondike River region attracted over thirty thousand prospectors. (See Klondike gold rush.)
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