The Bluefish caves are an archaeological site located in the northern Yukon, 50 kilometers southwest of Old Crow. The 3 caves, actually limestone shelters, occur at the base of a limestone bedrock ridge, along the mid-course of the Bluefish River, about 200m above the valley floor.
Mastodons were large elephant-like animals. They have been extinct for about 9,000 years. Their remains have been found all over North America.
The last glacial episode between 20,000 and 10,000 years ago marks the transition between the end of the Pleistocene epoch, about 10,000 years ago and the beginning of the Holocene, the epoch in which we live.
KANTISHNA HILLS PIONEERS is an Alaska Video Production Documentary about the Gold Rush Era that occurred in interior Alaska in the early 1900’s The location was both in and near the present day Denali National Park and Preserve.
Mount McKinley is also commonly known as Denali, which means “the great one” in the Dena’ina language, and which is also the official name currently recognized by the State of Alaska.
In 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act created additional acreage, the Preserve, to bring the total acreage to 6.2 million acres.
Creation of Denali National Park and Preserve
Charles Sheldon was a hunter and naturalist attracted to Denali specifically by Dall sheep.
In the shadow of Mt. McKinley
Since 1934, some kind of visitor facility has existed along Eielson Bluffs. The first facility was a tent camp called Camp Eielson, and named after pioneer Alaskan aviator Carl Ben Eielson.