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Arctic City (historical)

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66 ° 27' 0" N,
153 ° 0' 0" W


Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)


390 ft (118.87 m)


Arctic City (historical) in Detail.


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


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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