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Tour group on the Yukon

July 23, 2008

  • Drove from Eagle to Chicken on the Top of the World Highway.
  • We took the tour in Eagle and learned how Eagle use to be the center of attention, and now it was just a small town. We also learned that Eagle had not been very populated until the few residents there decided to fake a gold rush. There guys combined their gold and each one would go, tell everyone the gold he found in Eagle, and give the bag to the other 2 who would do the same thing. By the next week, Eagle was a very populated town. I also learned about a famous military captain who predicted the bombing of Pearl Harbor, even though he died in 1939 and the war had not even started yet. Unfortunately, no one believed him.  I also found it interesting that it use to be there was no church so everyone would gather together for church in the saloon.
  • We had to leave the tour early so we could bet the rain, because the rain would have ruined the gravel road.
  • We visited the Chicken post office and the woman there was really nice. She told us she used to have a stuffed chicken that every time someone would make a loud noise, the chicken would do the chicken dance 3 times, and each time was faster and faster. I thought that would have been really funny to watch.
  • We got to go gold panning, and even though we didn’t find anything, it was fun.
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