Community of Eagle, Alaska

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Eagle ( This is the T'äwdlenn Located in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area of Alaska (Han Athabascan[3]), on the south bank of the Yukon River not far from the international boundary between Canada and the United States, is the village of Hän. One of these is the Eagle Historic District, a U. S Iconic Structure on the National Register 2010 census data put the population at 86. Eagle serves as a pit stop for the Yukon Quest, a cross-country sled dog race, every February. [4]

Geography [ edit ]

The location of Eagle is 64°47′10″N 141°12′0″W / [[64]]78611°N 141.20000°W / [[64]]78611; -141.20000164°47′10″N 141°12′0″W / [[64]]78611°N 141.20000°W / [[64]]78611; -141.20000 (64 786022, -141 In a direct line from (199917),[5] roughly 5 9 miles (9 Location: 3.15 mi (5.9 km) west of the international border between Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory

Eagle is located at the terminus of the Taylor Highway, on the south bank of the Yukon River, close to the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

The city covers an area of 1, according to the United States Census Bureau. The area is less than two square miles in size. 6) entirely on land

Climate [ edit ]

Typical of the rest of Alaska, Eagle has a subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc), characterized by long, bitterly cold winters that are only occasionally tempered by chinook winds, and brief, mild summers. Without the warming effects of the chinook, winters can get dangerously cold; for example, in the historically frigid month of December 1917, the temperature never got above 25 °F (31 °C). It was a chilly 46°F (43°C) on average and reached a high of 7 °C. 3 °C On average, there are five days per winter when temperatures rise above freezing thanks to chinook winds.

Eagle, Alaska weather (averages, extremes, 1991-2020) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Highest temperature ever recorded in the United States 50
(10) 57
(14) 59
(15) 74
(23) 91
(33) 97
(36) 93
(34) 93
(34) 80
(27) 69
(21) 51
(11) 53
(12) 97
(36) Maximum average Fahrenheit (Celsius) 30.4
(−0 9) 35.2
(1 8) 44.7
(7 1) 60.6
(15 9) 78.6
(25 9) 86.4
(30 2) 86.8
(30 4) 81.1
(27 3) 68.4
(20 2) 51.1
(10 6) 32.8
(0 4) 32.0
(0 0) 88.6
(31 4) The typical Fahrenheit or Celsius high 1.0
(−17 2) 12.0
(−11 1) 23.7
(−4 6) 44.8
(7 1) 61.7
(16 5) 72.2
(22 3) 73.3
(22 9) 66.9
(19 4) 54.6
(12 6) 33.5
(0 8) 12.7
(−10 7) 6.5
(−14 2) 38.6
(3 7) Mean daily Fahrenheit (or Celsius) −7 7
(−22 1) 0.9
(−17 3) 8.7
(−12 9) 29.8
(−1 2) 45.9
(7 7) 56.5
(13 6) 59.2
(15 1) 53.1
(11 7) 42.0
(5 6) 24.7
(−4 1) 4.5
(−15 3) −2 1
(−18 9) 26.3
(−3 2) The typical low degree Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature −16 4
(−26 9) −10 2
(−23 4) −6 4
(−21 3) 14.8
(−9 6) 30.2
(−1 0) 40.8
(4 9) 45.0
(7 2) 39.3
(4 1) 29.4
(−1 4) 15.8
(−9 0) −3 7
(−19 8) −10 8
(−23 8) 14.0
(−10 0) The average lowest Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature −50 4
(−45 8) −43 2
(−41 8) −33 9
(−36 6) −9 7
(−23 2) 19.8
(−6 8) 33.5
(0 8) 37.9
(3 3) 28.6
(−1 9) 17.1
(−8 3) −5 7
(−20 9) −29 4
(−34 1) −41 0
(−40 6) −53 2
(−47 3) Historically low Fahrenheit (or Celsius) temperatures −71
(−57) −67
(−55) −58
(−50) −30
(−34) −1
(−18) 20
(−7) 25
(−4) 18
(−8) −7
(−22) −37
(−38) −54
(−48) −69
(−56) −71
(−57) The typical amount of rain in millimeters 0.34
(8 6) 0.25
(6 4) 0.18
(4 6) 0.32
(8 1) 0.94
(24) 1.81
(46) 2.80
(71) 1.87
(47) 1.39
(35) 0.77
(20) 0.43
(11) 0.38
(9 7) 11.48
(291 4) What is the normal amount of snowfall in inches (or centimeters)? 7.8
(20) 6.9
(18) 5.1
(13) 3.1
(7 9) 0.9
(2 3)
(0)
(0)
(0) 0.8
(2 0) 9.4
(24) 10.9
(28) 11.3
(29) 56.2
(143) Days of Precipitation on Average 6 5 4 3 7 10 13 12 9 8 7 7 91 Reference 1: The Weather Atlas [7] gov[8] Two-Hundred and Nine

History [ edit ]

Many different indigenous groups, including the Han, called the Eagle area home for thousands of years before Europeans arrived in Alaska.

As far as can be determined, a log trading post named "Belle Isle" was the first American-built structure in Eagle, and it was constructed in that year. By the end of the 1800s, Eagle had established itself as a major hub for goods and services for the gold miners toiling along the upper Yukon River and its tributaries. After news of the Klondike Gold Rush spread, Eagle's population exploded, reaching over 1,700 by the year 1898.

Eagle was the first Interior Alaskan city to be incorporated in 1901. Considering how many eagles made Eagle Bluff their home, the area earned the name "Eagle Nest." In 1900, Eagle was the site of Fort Egbert, a United States Army outpost. Between Eagle and Valdez, a telegraph line was finally finished in 1903. The discovery of the Northwest Passage was announced to the world by Roald Amundsen, who landed in Eagle in 1905 and sent a telegraph announcing the discovery.

When gold was discovered in Nome and Fairbanks, many people left Eagle for those cities. A court of the Third Division was relocated from Eagle to Fairbanks in 1903 under the leadership of Judge James Wickersham. After peaking in the early 1900s, Eagle's population began a steady decline that would eventually bring it to its current low of fewer than 200 in 1910. During 1911, Fort Egbert was decommissioned.

Eagle today is populated (primarily) by people of European descent, while the nearby village of Eagle Village is home to a much smaller population that is roughly 50% Han.

In 1977, John McPhee's Coming into the Country was published, propelling the town to fame. The Eagle Historic District is a National Historic Landmark district that contains many structures from the Gold Rush era.

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In Eagle, Yukon, on the Yukon River in 2006

The Eagle region is also used as a setting in the Life Below Zero series on the National Geographic Channel.

Demographics [ edit ]

In 1900, the American eagle made its debut on the United States S Although it wasn't incorporated until the following year, the 2010 Census lists Eagle City as its name. For the subsequent census, it was shortened to just Eagle.

A total of 129 people, 58 households, and 37 families called the city home as of the 2000 census[11]. There were 127 people per square mile. 9/sq mi (49 4/km2) The average density of the 137 dwellings was 135. A population density of 8. 4/km2) There were 93% non-white residents in the city. 02% White, 6 0% European, 20% Native American. The majority (78%) are multiracial 0 Over three-quarters (78%) of the population identified as Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Fifty-eight families were surveyed, and twenty 7 percent of the population included minors, 55 Two percent were married and living together, six There were 9 households where the head of the household was a woman who was single, and of those, 36% Only 2% were single individuals. 34 Single people made up 5% of all households, while couples made up 5%. Only 2% of all households included an individual aged 65 and up who lived alone. The typical family consisted of two people. 22 people, and the typical family had only two members. 86

Throughout the city, people were dispersed, with only 24 Aged 18 and under make up 8% of the population, 3 There was a 1% increase from ages 18 to 24. 0% of those aged 25-44, 44 Between 2% and 3% of those aged 45–64 9 percent were seniors aged 65 and up. Age 44 was the midpoint. There were 95 males for every 100 females. 5 males There were 98 males for every 100 adult females. 0 males

In this city, the median household income was $36,042, and the median family income was $44,375. The median income for males was $30,000, while that for females was only $20,000. The city's per-person income was $20,221. Numbering only 2, there Only 6% of families, and 16% of those 16 forty-five people, or 5% of the total, are living at or below the poverty Not one person aged 18 or younger, and not one person aged 64 or older

Education [ edit ]

Children in high school in the 1970s could enroll in University of Nebraska at Lincoln correspondence courses with the help of a local supervisor. According to [12] the Alaska Gateway School District now includes Eagle. The city's youth attend Eagle School, a campus that houses grades K-12.

District Historique de l'Éagle [ edit ]

The Eagle Historic District is a prime example of the region's past growth and preservation in Arctic Alaska. Construction of Fort Egbert began in 1889 with the intention of making it a regional government hub. The Federal courthouse[14], built with money from fines levied against the town's rowdy residents, is among the more than a hundred structures dating back to this time period that have survived. The neighborhood was recognized as a National Historic Landmark on June 2, 1978, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 27, 1970. [14]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Referring to the 1974 edition of the "Directory of Borough and City Officials," The Municipal Government of Alaska Alaska State Government, Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau XIII (2): 31 January of 1974
  2. ^ U.S. Gazetteer Data for 2020 The Bureau of the Census of the United States Retrieved Day of the Moon (October 29) 2021
  3. ^ UA: Names of Native Alaskan Locations
  4. ^ Map of the Yukon Quest Trail. Challenge of the Yukon Retrieved 2016-03-26
  5. ^ Files from the US Gazetteer from 2010 and 2000 and 1990 American Community Survey 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23
  6. ^ To: Preston C. Day Monthly Weather Review; 46(12); pages Extreme Cold in the Yukon Region; in The Cold Winter of 1917-18 571-572
  7. ^ Forecast and climate information for Eagle, Alaska, USA, every month. NOAA Retrieved 4 May 2021
  8. ^ "NOAA's Online Weather Data (NOWData)" NOAA is the U.S. government's atmospheric and oceanic research agency Retrieved On the 22nd of February, 2022
  9. ^ As in, "EAGLE, AK (502607)"1 Western Climate Regional Office Retrieved Friday, November 19 2015
  10. ^ Statistical Survey of Income and Housing Conditions Census gov Retrieved June 4, 2015
  11. ^ A link to the official website of the United States Census. American Community Survey Retrieved 2008-01-31
  12. ^ Author: McPhee, John (1977) Entry into the Country Noonday Publishing pp  195 ISBN 0374522871
  13. ^ "Centralized Database of Vital Statistics" List of Historic Places in the United States Department of National Parks July 9, 2010
  14. ^ a b c Historically Significant Area of Eagle Informational synopsis of National Historic Sites The National Park Service Website archived on June 22, 2015 Retrieved June 9, 2017
  15. ^ Aspects of the NPS Hockey League
  16. ^ "Myalaska.com" In the original version from October 8, 2014 Retrieved 2014-09-08
  17. ^ "Eagle Historical District Registration Application" Department of National Parks Retrieved June 9, 2017 images included

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