Conrad, Yukon

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Coordinates: 60°04′03″N134°33′38″W / 60.067492°N 134.560526°W / 60.067492; -134.560526

Conrad is a community in Yukon, Canada, located on the Klondike Highway. It is 14 km away from the Carcross, and also approximately 10 km from the British Columbia border. [1] [2]

Conrad was founded in 1905 by Colonel J.H. Conrad of the Conrad Consolidated Mining Company, and had about 300 residents at its peak. It was abandoned within a decade once falling silver prices drove the company into bankruptcy. [3]

A new campground was opened on land adjoining the original town location in 2016. [4]

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  1. "Conrad / Conrad, Yukon, Canada, North America".
  2. "Google Maps".
  3. (19 January 2017). Boom and bust: Abandoned Yukon mining town to become historic site, CBC
  4. (20 May 2016). Yukon opens first new campground in 30 years, CBC

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