Fort Yukon

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Fort Yukon

 

a village in the USA, in eastern Alaska. Located on the Yukon River, at its confluence with the Porcupine River. Population, approximately 500. Fort Yukon is a trade center.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
It was in the summer that White Fang arrived at Fort Yukon. Grey Beaver had crossed the great watershed between Mackenzie and the Yukon in the late winter, and spent the spring in hunting among the western outlying spurs of the Rockies.
It was at Fort Yukon that White Fang saw his first white men.
The roulette-ball was not even spinning, and the gamekeeper stood by the roaring, red-hot stove, talking with the young, dark-eyed woman, comely of face and figure, who was known from Juneau to Fort Yukon as the Virgin.
In fact, they lay at the old Hudson Bay Company's post at Fort Yukon inside the Arctic Circle.
In Fort Yukon, on the upper Yukon River 135 miles northeast of Fairbanks, a gallon of heating oil cost $6.35 this fall.
Pai quoted iHeartMedia executive Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group, by calling radio "the original social medium." He then recalled his firsthand travels to stations as diverse as KZPA-AM 900 in Fort Yukon, Alaska, in a largely wilderness area north of Fairbanks, and to the first commercially licensed radio station in the U.S.: KDKA-AM 1020 in Pittsburgh.
The project to replace Ivars Bridge over the Sucker River in Fort Yukon, 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle, will test the technology in an extreme environment that has seen a record high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) and a record low of 78 degrees Fahrenheit below zero (-61 degrees Celsius).
Veterans from Anchorage, Ketchikan and Fort Yukon will be treated to a four-night, five-day trip, courtesy of Alaska Airlines and the Last Frontier Honor Flight.
That record was measured at Fort Yukon in June 1915, but Weather Underground meteorologist Christopher Burt points out that some experts question the reliability of this figure.
This is the most influential of the five Northern Athapaskan regional styles, extending over the widest area, from Fort Yukon, Alaska, as far east as Churchill, Manitoba, and covering northern areas of Saskatchewan, Alberta and the northeastern corner of British Columbia.
The merger of the Canadian companies in 1821 set the stage for a western expansion of trade activities culminating with the establishment, in 1847, of the Hudson's Bay post, Fort Yukon, well within Russian American territory.