Porcupine

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 59 ° 25' 17" N, 136 ° 14' 13" W
  • Region: Haines
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  • Elevation: 509 ft (155.14 m)

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0.6 mi. SW of mouth of Porcupine Creek, on Klehini River, 32 mi. W of Skagway, St. Elias Mts. aj 592515N1361415W

History
A mining camp named by prospectors for Porcupine Creek. The town was established in 1898 as a result of the discovery of gold along the creek. The following year it had a population of 200, and in 1901 a postoffice of this na me was established. In 1903 the town consisted of a dozen or more houses and log cabins, a trading store, a hotel, and about 80 people during the summer, but during the winter it was practically deserted (Wright, 1904, p. 11).

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