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Territory in northwest Canada, bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Northwest Territories to the east, British Columbia to the south, and Alaska to the west.

Note: In the 1890s, gold strikes in the Klondike River region attracted over thirty thousand prospectors. (See Klondike gold rush.)
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  • This is a new, clean, wooden town, the first of any importance in yukon territory.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • There are more than two thousand varieties of wild flowers in Alaska and the yukon territory.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Murray McTavish was part of the life she lived on the bitter heights of the yukon territory.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • The paternal government of the yukon territory exacts a tax of 2½ per cent.

    In to the Yukon William Seymour Edwards
  • Alcorn found these ground squirrels locally abundant, especially in the vicinity of Whitehorse in yukon territory.

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