Pelly Crossing

Pelly Crossing (HM21Y5)

Location: Pelly Crossing, Yukon Territory Yukon
Country: Canada
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N 62° 49.622', W 136° 34.794'

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The Northern Tutchone who now live at Pelly Crossing traditionally led a semi-nomadic life in the lower Pelly River area.

When Robert Campbell built Fort Selkirk, the site was already a meeting place for trading with the coastal Tlingit. The Huchá Hudän, "people of the flat country," started to settle there on a seasonal basis after Arthur Harper set up a trading post in 1892. The First Nations were drawn by the facilities and jobs at nearby wood camps and on the paddlewheelers. A solitary post grew to a thriving community.

The original homestead at Pelly Crossing was Ira and Eliza Van Bibber's family homestead. The Klondike Highway was constructed north from Whitehorse in the early 1950s and Pelly Crossing was established as a ferry crossing and highway construction camp. With the completion of the road, Fort Selkirk was virtually abandoned and the Selkirk First Nation re-settled first at Minto and then at Pelly Crossing.

The Selkirk First Nation Council administers Pelly Crossing. Their Final Land Claim and Self-Government agreements were signed at Minto in 1997.

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HM NumberHM21Y5
Placed ByYukon Government
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Date Added Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)8V E 419506 N 6967305
Decimal Degrees62.82703333, -136.57990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 62° 49.622', W 136° 34.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds62° 49' 37.32" N, 136° 34' 47.64" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near YT-2, Pelly Crossing Yukon Territory , CA
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