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An Explorer's Guide to Mayo, Yukon

"Welcome to Mayo. Heart of the Yukon." The paddlewheeler on the sign is the SS Keno, now sitting on the riverbank at Dawson City. The sign on the right says:
"Mayo. Named for Capt. A. Mayo, who navigated Yukon rivers with his steamer New Racket in the late 1800s, supplying traders, trappers and prospectors in the Stewart basin.
Duncan Creek's placer rush used Mayo Landing.
Hard rock mining of Galena Hill saw a road built, enabling sacks of concentrate, stockpiled here, to be sent to smelter outside, via paddlesteamers. Mayo became the regional centre.
In 1961, Tutchone and Gwitchin peoples moved to town, from the village downstream, and identify as Nacho Nyak Dun."

This photograph is © 2014 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Mayo, Yukon