Sunday, December 2, 2012

Whitehorse in Yukon, Canada

 Whitehorse, Yukon - modern capital city of the Yukon.

Postmarked in 1968 from Whitehorse with a Canada stamp featuring artwork of mountains and a road. (from the Canadian Artists Series)

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Whitehorse is the capital and largest city of Yukon, Canada. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located on the Alaska Highway in southern Yukon. Whitehorse's downtown and Riverdale areas occupy both shores of the Yukon River.

The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse.

Because of the city's location in the Whitehorse valley, the climate is milder than other comparable northern communities. At this latitude winter days are short and summer days have 20 hours of daylight.

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