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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area,
The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Northway Junction is approximately 116 (1999), 54 (2010).
The amount of land area in Northway Junction is 10.71 sq. kilometers.
The Northway Junction median home price is :$ 14,999.
Northway Junction miscellany.
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Northway Junction location: on the Alaska Highway, 5.5 miles northeast of Northway, at the foot of Cheneathda Hill. It lies in the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.
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The climate for Northway Junction is in the Continental climate zone, with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers
Northway Junction history:
The area around Northway was first utilized by semi-nomadic Athabascans who pursued seasonal subsistence activities in the vicinity of Scottie and Gardiner Creeks and Chisana, Nabesna, and Tanana Rivers. The Native settlement of Northway Village is located 2 miles south of Northway. The Native village was named in 1942 after Chief Walter Northway, who adopted his name from a Tanana and Nabesna riverboat captain. The Northway airport was a link in the Northwest Staging Route, a cooperative project between the U.S. and Canada. A chain of air bases through Canada to Fairbanks were used to supply an Alaska defense during World War II, and during the construction of the Alcan Highway. A post office was first established in 1941. The development and settlement of Northway Junction was due to the airport and highway access.
Northway Junction economy: Most wage employment is with State highway maintenance or services for highway travelers. A general store, motel, garage, and BLM fire guard station provide limited employment. Fire fighting and construction jobs bring seasonal income. Trapping also provides income. Subsistence is important to the Native population.
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