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Welcome North! ExploreNorth is the world's largest Web site that focusses on travel in, and the history of, Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. The site currently (February 2020) consists of over 46,000 files (approximately 7,300 pages) taking up 6.6 GB of space.

    The thousands of pages of information rely heavily on photography, both historic and current, to share our passion for this region.

    The site is constantly being worked on, and the community and highway guides that are an important part of the site for many of our readers are the sections currently being re-designed and re-written.


This Week's Features:

Flood watch: a high-water tour of the Southern Lakes
On July 2nd I went for a look at the extremely high water and some of the protection being built.

Blue beads in the tundra: The first U.S. import from Europe?
Glass beads the size of blueberries found by archeologists in a Brooks Range house-pit might be the first European item ever to arrive in North America, predating the arrival of Columbus by a few decades.

Canadian Mail Arrives From the Yukon, 1897
A lengthy article from The Alaska Searchlight (Juneau, Alaska) of February 13, 1897.

Stories from Yukon gold mines in 1894
A lengthy illustrated article from San Francisco Chronicle of October 9, 1894.

A blog flashback: Midnight Sun flights in Alaska, the NWT, & the Yukon
Originally posted on March 13, 2018.




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