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Near Tok in Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

Taylor Highway

 
 
Taylor Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 1, 2010
1. Taylor Highway Marker
Inscription. The Taylor Highway leads through some of the earliest and richest gold mining country in Alaska to the City of Eagle on the Yukon River. Gold was discovered by Franklin in 1886 and the old town of Forty Mile was located on the Yukon River at the mouth of the Forty Mile River. A river boat trip from Eagle will take you to this historic town. The Chicken Creek area was also a rich gold mining area at about the same time. Wade Creek was another rich area and the remains of an old dredge still stand along the road. The old horse and wagon trail used by the early day miners and freighters is still visible in many places and the present highway often parallels this trail. The largest herd of caribou in Alaska crosses the Taylor Highway each fall on it annual migration. This is truly a sportsmans paradise with an abundance of fish and game.
 
Location. 63° 18.89′ N, 142° 35.953′ W. Marker is near Tok, Alaska, in Southeast Fairbanks Borough. Marker is at the intersection of Taylor Highway (Alaska Route 6) and Alaska Highway (Alaska Highway 2) on Taylor Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tok AK 99780, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  The Taylor Highway. Description of this highway, of which only part is paved, with historical sites and attractions listed for the traveler. This is
The Taylor Highway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 2, 2010
2. The Taylor Highway
one of only two Alaskan highways which close during the winter months. (Submitted on November 28, 2011.) 
 
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Roadside Attractions image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 1, 2010
3. Roadside Attractions
Chicken image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 2, 2010
4. Chicken
Gold Dredge at Chicken image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 3, 2010
5. Gold Dredge at Chicken
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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