June 12, 2013

About Eagle

Population: 87

Location: Eagle is located on the southern bank of the Yukon River, 6miles west of the border between Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada. The city has 1 square mile of land area.

Amenities: The nearest Alaskan city is 75 miles away by road. The town has a church, a courthouse museum, a smallschoolhouse, a general store, a bed and breakfast Inn, and the Eagle Mall, which is a four-booth open-air tourist shop covered with a tarp.

How to Get There:
Eagle is reachable by the Taylor and Top of the World Highways, air and water.

Eagle is cool during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 50's and extremely cold during winter when temperatures tend to be between -22 to -2degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month with an average maximum temperature of 72degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of -2degrees Fahrenheit.
Features: Every February, Eagle hosts a checkpoint for the long-distance Yukon Quest sled dog race. Eagle sits on the edge of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and those wanting to explore the park can investigate the National Park Service Visitor Center in town. Eagle is a well-preserved boomtown of the gold rush era.

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