Grand Forks, Yukon

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Grand Forks Hotel in 1898, second building from left

Grand Forks is a ghost town and former community at the confluence of Bonanza Creek and Eldorado Creek in Yukon. First settled about 1896, it became the second-largest settlement in the Klondike. With approximately 10,000 people lived in or by Grand Forks during the Klondike Gold Rush, [1] it was the only community besides Dawson City to have a municipal government. [2] The Grand Forks Hotel was a roadhouse here during the gold rush.

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  1. Chandonnet, Ann (2005). Gold Rush Grub: From Turpentine Stew to Hoochinoo. University of Alaska Press. pp. 48–. ISBN   978-1-889963-71-6.
  2. "Trail #1 - Klondike Goldfields, Km. 17 Grand Forks (Bonanza Creek Road)". Government of Yukon. Retrieved 29 June 2014.

Coordinates: 63°55′13″N139°19′01″W / 63.9202°N 139.3169°W / 63.9202; -139.3169