Allen arrived at Circle at 11:15 am with 12 dogs. We got a brief call from Bridgett. She said he was safe and looked VERY cold. We will get more information out as soon as we get a call back.
Circle City was once the largest gold mining town on the Yukon River. Gold was found in near by Preacher Creek in 1893. In 1896, they had saloons, an opera house, a library, a school and a hospital. By the end of the winter, the news of the gold strike in Dawson turned Circle into a near ghost town.
Circle City is now a quiet town of about 80 and most of the residents are Athabascan Indians. There is still mining in the area. Circle is located at the end of the Steese Highway and is tourism destination to see the old gold rush cabins, channel shacks and pioneer cemetery.
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