Taylor Highway

Taylor Highway (HMXGW)

Location: Barrow, AK 99723 Southeast Fairbanks
Country: United States of America

N 63° 18.89', W 142° 35.953'

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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.
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)7V E 419875 N 7021667
Decimal Degrees63.31483333, -142.59921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 63° 18.89', W 142° 35.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds63° 18' 53.40" N, 142° 35' 57.18" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165-199 State Hwy 5, Barrow AK 99723, US
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