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Jun 13, 2013 - Mayo and Keno City - a Mining Museum in itself

June 10, 2013 Monday – we drove east from Stewart Crossing along the Stewart River on Highway #11, known as the Silver Trail. We stopped along the way and hiked up to the overlook for Devil’s Elbow, a location in the River where they had to skillfully jackknife steamboats and barges to get them around the bend in the River. A short distance up the road we saw a sow black bear and her three cubs. Arriving in Mayo, about 30 miles out, we visited the excellent visitors center/museum. We were luck as we caught a young male volunteer there who...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Exploring the Silver Trail

Our first stop on our exploration of the Silver Trail was the small hamlet of Mayo and visiting the Binet House which had exhibits about the geology and history of the area plus an interesting display of early medical equipment. Mayo began life as a river settlement and port in 1902-03 after gold was discovered in the area. It was called Mayo Landing. When silver was discovered in Keno Hills river traffic increased with silver shipments to Whitehorse. Today Mayo seemed a quiet no where place. From Mayo we headed along the gravel road to...

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