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Mercier (Tanana), Alaska, 1890s


.......Some 20 miles below Nuklukayet, at the junction of the Yukon and Tanana, the new station of Mercier or Tanana was founded in 1868 by a French Canadian company. It became one of the most important trading places in Alaska, and here were brought the best peltries by the Atna-Tanas and other Indians, sometimes from distance of over 300 miles...

Engraving of Tanana, 1890s