YUKON TERRITORY





Yukon Territory

Yukon Territory

ORIGIN OF NAME: The name Yukon was first used by the Hudson's Bay Company trader John Bell in 1846. He called it "Yucon," derived from the Loucheux Indian word Yuchoo, meaning "the greatest river."

ORGANIZED: 13 June 1898.

CAPITAL: Whitehorse.

COAT OF ARMS: The blue and white wavy vertical stripes symbolize the Yukon River, while the twin red peaks represent the mountains and the gold circles stand for the mineral wealth of the territory. The red Cross of St. George honors the early British explorers and traders; the patterned circle centered on the cross represents fur trading. The crest is topped by a black and white malamute dog, which played an important role in the early history and development of the Yukon.

FLAG: Is divided into three panels: green at the mast (symbolizing forests), white in the center (representing snow), and blue at the fly (signifying water). On the white panel (which is 50 percent wider than the other two panels) the territorial coat of arms appears above a wreath of fireweed.

FLORAL EMBLEM: Fireweed.

TARTAN: Green, dark blue, magenta, yellow, and white on a light blue background.

TERRITORIAL BIRD: Common raven.

TIME: 4 AM PST = noon GMT.

1 LOCATION AND SIZE

The Yukon Territory in Canada's northwest covers 186,660 square miles (483,450 square kilometers). The perimeters of this mountainous territory form a rough triangle bordered on the east by the Northwest Territories, on the south by British Columbia, and on the west by the US state of Alaska. The northern tip of the triangle meets the chilly waters of the Beaufort Sea. Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak (and North America's second-highest) at 19,537 feet (5,951 meters), is located in southwestern Yukon.

2 TOPOGRAPHY

The Yukon can be divided into two broad geographical regions: taiga and tundra. Taiga is the boreal forest belt (typified by stands of pine, aspen, poplar, and birch trees) that circles the world in the subarctic zone, including most of the Yukon. Tundra is the vast, rocky plain in the arctic regions, where the extreme climate has stunted vegetation. The Yukon River is the fifth-longest in North America.

3 CLIMATE

The Yukon has a subarctic climate. The high altitude of much of the territory and the semiarid climate provide relatively warm summers with temperatures frequently reaching 77°F (25°C) or more during the long summer days. In winter the temperature ranges between 39°F and -58°F (4°C and -50°C) in the south and slightly colder farther north. The warmest recorded temperature in the Yukon was 97°F (36.1°C) on 14 June 1969 at Mayo; the coldest was -81°F (-63°C) on 3 February 1947 at Snag. Above the Arctic Circle (latitude 66 north), the Yukon is known as "the land of the midnight sun" because for three months in summer, sunlight is almost continuous. In winter, however, darkness sets in, and the light of day is not seen for a quarter of the year.

4 PLANTS AND ANIMALS

The Yukon's mountains are home to woodland caribou, lynxes, black bears, and Dall's sheep. Moose, gray wolves, golden eagles, and gyrfalcons also inhabit the Yukon. The short growing season produces an explosion of small wildflowers every year. Edible vegetation includes wild raspberries and strawberries, mossberries, and dewberries.

Yukon Territory Population Profile

Yukon Territory

Estimated 2003 population 31,100
Population change, 1996–2001 -6.8%
Percent Urban/Rural populations
Urban 58.7%
Rural 41.3%
Foreign born population 10.6%
Population by ethnicity
English 7,720
Canadian 7,655
North American Indian 6,370
Scottish 6,245
Irish 5,455
German 4,085
French 3,815
Ukrainian 1,525
Norwegian 1,080
Dutch (Netherlands) 1,025
Welsh 825
Métis 570
Inuit 215

Population by Age Group
Population by Age Group

Top Cities and Towns
Top Cities and Towns

City/Town Population, 2002
Whitehorse 22,131
Dawson City 1,818
Watson Lake 1,555
Haines Junction 805
Carmacks 424
Mayo 418
Teslin 401

5 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Yukon Department of the Environment oversees the management and use of the province's renewable resources and environment. Releases of nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide (gases that cause smog) annually total around 17,000 tons, while emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide compounds annually amount to some 2,000 tons. About 3 percent of the territorial budget is spent on

Yukon Territory
maintaining environmental and natural resources. In 2001, the Yukon government, the Canadian government, and two non-profit community groups were working together to reduce the amount of computer equipment going to local landfills.

6 POPULATION

As of 2001, 28,674 people lived in the Yukon; only Nunavut had a smaller population. Whitehorse, Yukon's capital city, had a population of 16,843 in 2001. Major towns include Dawson City, Watson Lake, and Haines Junction.

Between 1991 and 2001, the median age of Yukon's population grew from 31.0 years to 36.1 years. The national average was 37.6 years. Seniors aged 65 and older accounted for only 6 percent of the population.

7 ETHNIC GROUPS

Some 22 percent of the population are Aboriginals (Native Peoples). The Yukon's vast interior forests were occupied by the Athapaskans, whose cultural and linguistic traditions go back more than 1,000 years. The distinct groups of Athapaskan Indians are Gwitch'in, Han, Tutchone, Upper Tanana, Kaska, and Tagish. The Tlingit people were originally from the coast.

8 LANGUAGES

In 2001, English was reported as the mother tongue of 86.2 percent of the Yukon's residents, while 3.1 percent declared French as their first language and 9.6 percent had other first languages (mostly Athapaskan dialects). About 1.1 percent of the population spoke two or more languages.

9 RELIGIONS

Over 33 percent of the population—or about 9,485 people—are Protestant, including Anglicans, members of the United Church of Canada, Baptists, Lutherans, Pentecostals, and Presbyterians. The Yukon also has about 6,015 Catholics. There are 150 people or fewer of each of the following: Eastern Orthodox, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindus. About 38.6 percent of the population—nearly 11,015 people—have no religious affiliation.

10 TRANSPORTATION

During World War II (1939–45), the United States built the Alaska Highway, creating a new overland transportation route. The Alaska Highway traverses southern Yukon and links Watson Lake with Whitehorse before continuing on to Alaska. In 1979, the Canadian government opened the Dempster Highway, Canada's first all-weather road to cross the Arctic Circle. The paved Klondike Highway links Dawson with Whitehorse and is the primary north-south road. In 2003, the Yukon had 27,118 registered road motor vehicles, 257 buses, 448 motorcycles and mopeds, and 7,168 trailers.

11 HISTORY

Exploration of the Yukon

Eighteenth-century Russian traders were the first modern Europeans to travel to the area now known as the Yukon Territory.

Dawson City on the Yukon River is Yukon's second-largest town. EPD Photos/Peter Langer
Dawson City on the Yukon River is Yukon's second-largest town.
EPD Photos/Peter Langer
This frigid stretch of northwest Canadian land borders the American state of Alaska. The English explorer Sir John Franklin anchored off the Yukon's Arctic coastline back in 1825. The Hudson's Bay Company moved into the interior in the 1840s, and American traders began arriving in the late 1860s. Around the same time, visitors of another kind arrived in the Yukon. Missionaries from the Catholic and Anglican churches—eager to convert the region's native people to Christianity—set up missions along the fur trade route. In 1865, Anglican missionary William Bom-pass arrived in the area. He eventually became the first bishop of the Yukon diocese and was also notable for the many schools he established in the region. The Yukon was part of the Northwest Territories at this time, and when Great Britain gave the Northwest Territories to Canada in 1870, the Yukon was included in the deal.

In 1896, a major gold discovery was made near Dawson City by prospector George Carmack and two native North Americans, Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie. News of the discovery reached other parts of North America and Europe the next year, prompting huge numbers of prospectors (explorers searching for gold) to make their way to the Klondike region of the Yukon.

The Gold Rush

Dawson City, located on the bank of the Yukon and Klondike rivers, was no more than a small frontier settlement before the gold rush. By 1898, however, its population had grown to 40,000, making it the largest city west of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. To serve this growing population, numerous dance halls, saloons, hotels, and boarding houses sprang up in Dawson City, but crime accompanied the economic boom in the area. The Canadian federal government decided to give the Yukon more control over its own affairs. In 1898, the Yukon Territory was officially established, and Dawson City became the capital of the province.

As gold resources became depleted and prospectors left to seek their fortunes at other locations, the territory's growth came to a screeching halt. Between 1901 and 1911, the Yukon's population fell from 27,000 to only 8,500. Some mining did continue—coal was found at Carmacks, and silver and lead mining began around 1913—but there was little to attract new industry to the Yukon or to encourage settlement there.

During World War II (1939-1945), though, the Yukon Territory generated a lot of interest. The American government, fearing a Japanese invasion from the West, wanted to build a road to connect Alaska with the other US states. With Canada's permission, construction of the 2,325-kilometer-long Alaska Highway began in 1942. This project brought thousands of temporary citizens to the Yukon, as did the Canadian Oil Pipeline, also constructed during World War II. By 1951, the Yukon's population had grown to 9,000, and in 1953, Whitehorse—with a larger population than Dawson City and a better location on the Alaska Highway—became the province's new capital. The 1950s and 1960s saw the construction of a major hydroelectric plant in Whitehorse, the beginning of the construction of the Dempster Highway, and the growth of employment opportunities in tourism and government services. Slowly, the Yukon's population increased.

Native American Land Claims

Yukon Indian land claims became a heated issue in the 1970s. The native people stated that since the time of European settlement, their culture, land rights, and ways of life had been threatened. It was not until 1993 that the Council for Yukon Indians, the Government of Canada, and the Yukon territorial government signed an Umbrella Final Agreement that set out the terms for final land claim settlements in the Territory. This and similar agreements with other tribes have served to protect the rights of the region's Native Americans.

In 1993, the Canada-Yukon Oil and Gas Accord was signed, granting control over onshore oil and gas resources to the Yukon government. Other agreements have been signed to transfer authority and control in forestry, fishery, and transportation. Economic development remains a challenge in the Yukon, however. The mineral industry is still the basis of the territory's economy, and the government continues its work to strengthen other industries such as renewable resources and tourism.

In 2004, the Yukon was aiming to build a sustainable and competitive economy. The Yukon was looking forward to developing regional, national, and global markets for its goods and services. With abundant natural resources and hardy and talented people, the Yukon was looking optimistically to the future.

12 PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

In the Yukon, political power rests with elected representatives. Although a federally appointed commissioner is technically in charge of the administration, the role of that office has diminished and generally follows the lead of the elected territorial government. An 18-seat assembly serves as the legislative body, operating under the political party system. The premier (until 2000 called the government leader) is the leader of the majority party of the assembly's elected representatives. An executive council, which operates much like a provincial cabinet, consists of appointees of the commissioner who were recommended by the government leader.

As a territory, the Yukon does not have full provincial status, although it achieved a style of government similar to that of the provinces in 1979.

13 POLITICAL PARTIES

As of the election held on 4 November 2002, standings in the Yukon Legislative Assembly by political party were as follows: Liberal Party, 1; New Democratic Party, 5; and Yukon Party, 12.

Commissioners of Yukon Territory
Commissioners of Yukon Territory

Term Commissioner Title
1897–98 James Morrow Walsh Commissioner
1898 William Ogilvie Commissioner
1898 Thomas Fawcett Commissioner
1898 Gordon Hunter Commissioner
1898–1901 Edmund Cumming Senkler Commissioner
1901–02 James Hamilton Ross Commissioner
1902–03 Zachary Taylor Wood Commissioner
1903–05 Frederick Tennyson Congdon Commissioner
1905–07 William Wallace Burns McInnes Commissioner
1907–12 Alexander Henderson Commissioner
1907–13 F. X. Gosselin Commissioner
1912–16 George Black Commissioner
1913–18 George Patton MacKenzie Commissioner
1916–18 George Norris Williams Administrator
1918–25 George Patton MacKenzie Commissioner
1925–28 Percy Reid Commissioner
1928–32 George Ian MacLean Commissioner
1932–36 George Allan Jeckell Comptroller
1936–47 George Allan Jeckell Controller
1947–48 John Edward Gibben Controller
1948–50 John Edward Gibben Commissioner
1950–51 Andrew Harold Gibson Commissioner
1952–55 Wilfred George Brown Commissioner
1955–62 Frederick Howard Collins Commissioner
1962–66 Gordon Robertson Cameron Commissioner
1966–76 James Smith Commissioner
1976–78 Arthur MacDonald Pearson Commissioner
1978–79 Frank B. Fingland Commissioner
1979 Ione Jean Christensen Commissioner
1979–80 Douglas Leslie Dewey Bell Administrator
1980–86 Douglas Leslie Dewey Bell Commissioner
1986–95 John Kenneth McKinnon Commissioner
1995–00 Judy Gingell Commissioner
2000– Jack Cable Commissioner

Government Leaders of Yukon Territory
Government Leaders of Yukon Territory

Term Government Leader Party
1978–85 Christopher William Pearson Conservative
1985 Williard Phelps Conservative
1985–92 Anthony Penikett New Democratic
1992–96 John L. Ostashek Yukon
1996–00 Piers McDonald New Democratic

Premiers of Yukon Territory
Premiers of Yukon Territory

Term Premier Party
2000–02 Pat Duncan New Democratic
2002– Dennis Fentie Yukon

14 LOCAL GOVERNMENT

To meet municipal incorporation requirements, a village must have 300–1,000 residents; a town, 500–3,000 inhabitants; and a city, more than 2,500 residents. There is no minimum population requirement to incorporate a hamlet. There are two cities—Whitehorse and Dawson City.

15 JUDICIAL SYSTEM

The Canadian Constitution grants territorial and provincial jurisdiction over the administration of justice, and allows each territory and province to organize its own court system and police forces. The federal government has exclusive domain over cases involving trade and commerce, banking, bankruptcy, and criminal law. The Federal Court of Canada has both trial and appellate divisions for federal cases. The nine-judge Supreme Court of Canada is an appellate court that determines the constitutionality of both federal and territorial statutes. The Tax Court of Canada hears appeals of taxpayers against assessments by Revenue Canada.

The territorial court system consists of the Territorial Court, which deals with most criminal proceedings, youth matters, child protection cases, some family matters (excluding divorce), and small claims; the Yukon Supreme Court, which hears serious civil and criminal cases; and the Court of Appeal, the Yukon Territory's highest court, which hears appeals from the Territorial Court and the Yukon Supreme Court.

In 2002, there were no homicides in the Yukon. Because of the small population, the Yukon sometimes has one of the highest crime rates in Canada. In 2002, there were 3,800 violent crimes per 100,000 persons, and 7,436 property crimes per 100,000 persons.

16 MIGRATION

The Yukon was the first area in Canada to be settled by people. Anthropologists believe the ancestors of the Amerindians may have inhabited the Yukon 10,000 to 25,000 years ago when they migrated from Asia across a Bering Sea land bridge. American traders arrived after the 1867 Russian sale of Alaska to the United States. With the discovery of gold near Dawson City in 1896, the Klondike became one of the most populous regions in northwestern Canada. The gold rush of 1897 saw more than 30,000 people from the lower parts of Canada migrate to the Yukon and the Northwest Territories within one year. The sudden increase in population during the Klondike gold rush prompted the federal government to give the Yukon more control over its affairs.

In 2001, 19.2 percent of the 3,020 immigrants living in the Yukon had come from the United States, and 18.4 percent from the United Kingdom. About 28.8 percent came from Northern and Western European countries other than the United Kingdom (mostly from Germany). Some 7 percent came from Southeast Asia (mostly from Vietnam and the Philippines).

In 2001, 1.6 percent of the Yukon's residents age 5 and older were living abroad. Some 5.9 percent were living elsewhere in the Yukon, while 14 percent were living in another province. British Columbia is the leading province of origin for incoming residents and the leading province of destination for those leaving the territory for other parts of the country.

17 ECONOMY

The gold rush of the 1890s quickly transformed the Yukon into a market-oriented economy. Gold is no longer the only natural resource sought. In fact, mining for other metals has become the most important economic activity in the territory. Tourism and hydroelectricity are also important economic sectors. In 2002, the Yukon's gross domestic product (GDP) totaled C$1.25 billion, or about 0.1 percent of the national total.

18 INCOME

The average family income in 2000 was C$71,075 for a family of five. In 2000, the average weekly earnings were C$699.41.

19 INDUSTRY

Industry in the Yukon is reliant on the processing of raw materials. Food products, wood, printing and publishing, non-metallic mineral products, and chemical and chemical products are important manufacturing sectors. In 2002, the value of manufactured shipments for the Yukon Territory was C$12 million.

20 LABOR

In January 2004, the Yukon had about 14,600 persons in the labor force. That year, 13,400 residents 15 years and older were employed, and 1,200 were unemployed. The overall unemployment rate in January 2004 was 8.2 percent. The hourly minimum wage in the Yukon was C$7.20.

21 AGRICULTURE

Agriculture—expensive by North American standards—is a small but expanding industry. Although growth of the agricultural industry is limited by climate and the availability of productive land, new research programs hold promise for the future.

In 2001, there were 170 farms in the Yukon. Farms in the territories are smaller than those in the south, averaging under 150 acres. Hay accounts for three-quarters of total field crops in the territories. Reindeer, musk-oxen, and horses are found on territory farms.

22 DOMESTICATED ANIMALS

The fur trade is important for about 3 percent of the population, mainly Aboriginal. There are over 400 licensed trappers in the Yukon. Fourteen species may be trapped in the Yukon. Yukon's fur harvest is worth from C$300,000 to over C$1 million a year.

23 FISHING

A small fishing industry operates in Dawson City to export salmon. Other commercial fisheries supply local consumers.

In 2000, 4,835 residents were actively engaged in sport fishing within the province.

24 FORESTRY

About 57 percent of the total land area is covered by forests. The federal government owns all the forest land. To reduce

A miner pans for gold near Dawson. During the Klondike gold rush of 1898, Dawson's population swelled to 30,000, making it the biggest city north of San Francisco at the time. Canadian Tourism Commission photo.
A miner pans for gold near Dawson. During the Klondike gold rush of 1898, Dawson's population swelled to 30,000, making it the biggest city north of San Francisco at the time.
Canadian Tourism Commission photo.
reliance on the mining, tourism, and governmental sectors, efforts have been made to promote the forest industry. The total timber harvest in 2001 was over 1,271,000 cubic feet (36,000 cubic meters). The value of forest product exports in 2002 was C$691,211.

25 MINING

The principal minerals and metals produced in the Yukon are gold, silver, and sand and gravel. Gold was discovered in 1896 in the Klondike district. Mining is important to the Yukon. The total value of production in 2003 was C$36.5 million. Gold accounted for 71 percent of that value.

26 ENERGY AND POWER

Yukon Energy generates most of the electricity in the territory. It comes almost entirely from renewable sources. About 87 percent of the Yukon's electricity needs are met by hydroelectricity, and 13 percent from thermal sources. In 2002, 270,377 megawatt hours of electricity were produced by hydroelectricity, 38,000 megawatt hours by thermal energy sources, and 1,100 megawatt hours by wind power.

27 COMMERCE

In 2002, total merchandise exports for the Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories amounted to C$1.1 billion. Total imports for the three territories amounted to C$65 million. The major export markets were Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, and Finland, in that order. The major import suppliers were the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. Over 83 percent of merchandise exports from the three territories were pearls and precious stones (including diamonds).

28 PUBLIC FINANCE

The fiscal year extends from 1 April to 31 March. For fiscal year 2002/03, total revenues were C$535.2 million. Expenditures were C$590.9 million. Major expenditure areas were health and social services, education, community transportation services, justice, government services, and renewable resources.

29 TAXATION

The territorial personal income tax rate ranges from 7.04–12.76 percent. The combined federal/territorial top marginal tax rate in 2003 was 42.4 percent in 2003.

There is no territorial sales tax. A C$0.62 tax per liter is levied on gasoline. Taxes on cigarettes are C$26.40 per carton.

30 HEALTH

In 2001, there were 344 live births in the Yukon, a decrease of 7 percent from 2000. There were 134 deaths that year, a 14.1 percent decrease from 2000. Life expectancy for men in 2001 was 75.7 years, and 80.1 years for women. Reported cases of selected diseases in 2002 included chicken pox, 58; gonococcal infections, 11; giardiasis, 10; and salmonellosis, 3. Between November 1985 and June 2003, 37 people in the Yukon had become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

31 HOUSING

The Yukon had 11,365 households in 2001. The average household size was 2.5 persons. There were 7,750 households living in single-detached houses, 5 households living in apartments in buildings with five or more stories, 910 households living in mobile homes, and 2,705 households living in other dwellings, including row houses and apartments in buildings with fewer than five stories. In 2002, C$77.8 million was invested in residential housing construction.

32 EDUCATION

As of 2004, all 28 elementary and secondary schools in the Yukon were public; enrollment in 2003–04 was 5,533, down from 5,898 in 1999. The only postsecondary institution in the territory is Yukon College, with 15 community campuses across the territory and an enrollment of 704 full-time students and 2,634 part-time students in 2003–04.

33 ARTS

The Yukon Arts Centre opened in 1992 and provides the province with a variety of professional, community, and educational events. The center houses an art gallery where an average of 14 exhibitions are displayed each year. The Frostbite Music Festival in February was started as a folk music festival, but has expanded to include many other types of music performed by Canadian and world artists. Per capita territorial spending on the arts in the Yukon in 2000/01 was C$451, the highest amount among all of Canada's provinces and territories. The national average for provincial and territorial spending on the arts was C$68.

34 LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

The territorial Department of Community Service oversees a system of public libraries, with Whitehorse Public Library and branches in 14 communities (Beaver Creek, Burwash Landing, Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Tagish, Teslin, and Watson Lake). The Dawson City Museum and Historical Society and the MacBride Museum (located in Whitehorse) are two of the territory's larger historical museums. The Kluane Museum of Natural History (located in Burwash Landing) displays wildlife and native handicrafts.

35 COMMUNICATIONS

As of 2003, the Yukon had 4 newspapers, 6 radio stations, and 2 television stations.

36 PRESS

Newspapers include The Klondike Sun, Yukon News, and The Whitehorse Star. The Whitehorse Star has the largest circulation.

37 TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

Tourism, offering a wilderness experience in a unique and relatively unspoiled environment, provides a further base for jobs and services. It is estimated that around 1,900 jobs are directly dependent on tourism. In 2000, the non-resident tourism industry in the Yukon was worth C$164 million. Visitation to the Yukon was up 11 percent in 2002 compared with 2001. In 2002, there were 313,290 border crossings in the Yukon.

38 SPORTS

Local sporting organizations (for such sports as badminton, basketball, track and field, and volleyball) are popular in the territory, as are canoeing and kayaking.

39 FAMOUS YUKONERS

Martha Louise Black (1866–1957) was the Yukon's first, and Canada's second, female member of Parliament. Popular writer and historian Pierre Berton (b.1920) is a native of Whitehorse.

40 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ferry, Steven, Blake Harris, and Liz Szynkowski. Yukon Territory. San Diego: Lucent, 2003.

Hancock, Lyn. Yukon. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1996.

LeVert, Suzanne. Yukon. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2001.

Roy, Geoffrey. North Canada: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2000.

Tempelman-Kluit, Anne. Discover Canada: Yukon. Toronto: Grolier, 1994.

Web sites

Canada Tourism Commission. Canada. http://www.canadatourism.com/index.html (accessed on March 20, 2004).

Government of Yukon, Canada. http://www.gov.yk.ca (accessed on March 20, 2004).

Yukon, Canada's True North. http://www.touryukon.com (accessed on March 20, 2004).

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uhhh...who wrote this website? who MADE this website?! its kind of hard to make a bibliography when it only tells you who CONTRIBUTED to the website.
emily
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Dec 2, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
WOW, this is the best website ever! Im using it for my humanites project, everything is included, even the bib! This is amazing(:
Omar
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Dec 13, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
This is a good site gonna use it 4 my geography project
Rose
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Dec 14, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
This is a great website I am using it for my Social Studies project.I got everything that i needed.
Caira
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Dec 29, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
This helped a little on my project but where is the imports to Yukon???
sally
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Jan 6, 2012 @ 10:10 am
i love this web site thank you you are the best web site ever i can complite my project now thank you very much
Erom
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Jan 8, 2012 @ 9:09 am
I had a project and this website gave all the information i need its amazing!:)
Grace
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Jan 24, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Wonderful... helped me with my project at school! Five stars
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Apr 10, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
this did not help muck i need to know the major cities
SAKA
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Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks for this site... it lessen my time searching.. high five!
RANDOM PERSON!@$#
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Nov 1, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
OMG!this article is really going to help me with my project! (:
Melissa
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Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Helped me in Elementary School Work.. xD Think it's easy for us?
Morgan
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Feb 3, 2013 @ 10:10 am
I had to do research for school and this helped a lot! Thank you!
Mark
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May 3, 2013 @ 7:07 am
Thanks alot, the dude who posted this is a lifesaver.
Cheyenne
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Oct 2, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
Thanks dude this is a lifesaver. I had a huge essay on this thanks so much:-)
hihihi
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Oct 5, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
hi um this relley helped exept not the info i was looking for.
sahar
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Nov 7, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
thanks
for helping in my project
i am done m y project because of this information
Nathan
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Nov 1, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
This is the best site if you're doing a project or you are interested in geography! i love it!

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