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Quick Facts

  • Location: 61 ° 52' 40" N, 162 ° 4' 52" W
  • Region: Wade Hampton (CA)
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  • Elevation: 112 ft (34.14 m)


Located on the east bank of Poltes Slough, north of Arbor Island, on the right bank of Yukon River, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

On July 15, 1913, gold was discovered on Wilson Creek by EL Mack ensuing stampede. The camp was located on a channel of the Yukon River because of the convenience for a riverboat landing. A post office called "Fortuna Ledge" was established here 1915 (Ricks, 1965, p. 21). The camp was named for Thomas Riley Marshall, 1854-1925, Vice President of the United States in the Woodrow Wilson administration, 1913-21. See Wilson Creek (Stuck, 1917,p197).



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