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Arctic City (historical)

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Location

66 ° 27' 0" N,
153 ° 0' 0" W

Region

Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Elevation

390 ft (118.87 m)

Uses

Arctic City (historical) in Detail.

About

site of Indian village, on right bank of Koyukuk River, opposite mouth of Kanuti River

History

This was once one of the largest Koyukuk Indian villages on the river. It was named "Moses Village" for the Indian chief "Moses", by prospectors about 1897. Archdeacon Stuck (1917, p. 328) wrote "a road-house and a store turned it from 'Moses Village' to 'Arctic City' when the mail trail from Tanana reached the Koyukuk at that point, but store and road-house and Indian are alike gone some twelve miles up (to Allakaket)."

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