American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Yukon Territory, Canada, in the southern part of the territory on the Yukon River. It was an important trading center during the Klondike gold rush (1897-1898) and has been the territorial capital since 1952. Population: 20,500.
“WHITEHORSE - For the first time in the 27-year history of the Yukon Quest a musher hasn't been forced out of the dog sled race after six days on the trail from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon.”
“WHITEHORSE FORAY - Former Yukon MP Erik Nielsen and his wife, Shelley Coxford, are seen in Whitehorse in 1983.”
“And the 2007 Winter Games in Whitehorse is just one visible and symbolic testament to the Yukon's drive toward a new and bold future.”
“Bad enough trying to find what is effectively a last-minute flight to transport my stepson (presently at college in Whitehorse) home from the Yukon for the holidays.”
“I lived in Whitehorse, Yukon, in the 1950s, and witnessed firsthand the systematic suppression of native languages, customs, religion, and ethnic identity.”
“I went to the "white" High School in Whitehorse, which allowed half-breeds and quarter-breeds to attend but denied the right to full-blooded Indians.”
“The Canada Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Whitehorse from February 24 to March 10 in 2007.”
“I saw, the other day, a tourist in Whitehorse who was horrendously overweight.”
“They are seasoned travellers, with performances in Whitehorse and Inuvik.”
“The unit will take too much heating in Whitehorse, too much cooling in Windsor, and the wind will whistle through in Halifax.”
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