Yukon River, Km. 161

17 Mile Wood Camp

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For over forty years, there were 100 to 150 wood camps along the Yukon's rivers cutting fuel for the sternwheelers. Every winter, 200 to 300 cords of firewood were cut at each camp. The woodcutter built roads to enlarge his area, using horses and later trucks to haul the logs. Depletion of timber stands and conversion to oil ended this local industry.

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