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Doroshingrad
Дорошинград
Timeline: Russian America

OTL equivalent: Dawson City
Country Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Alaska
Governorate Flag of Yukon (Russian America) Yukon
Uyezd Doroshingradsky Uyezd
Language
  official
 
Russian
  others Chinese, Norwegian, Ukrainian
Religion
  main
 
Eastern Orthodox
  others Buddhists, Lutherans
Ethnic groups
  main
 
Russians and Ukrainians
  others Finns, Han Chinese, Norwegians
Founded 1896
Incorporated 1902
Population ~100,000
Time zone SAT (UTC-9)
  summer SAST (UTC-8)

Doroshingrad (Russian: Дорошинград) is the capital and second largest cities in Yukon, Alaska.

History

The region quickly began to develop as a consequence of the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s. A city was founded in 1896 and named in honor of Russian geologist Pyotr Doroshin. By the turn of the century, the population had grown to roughly 40,000.

First Avenue, Dawson, June 10, 1904 (AL+CA 1377)

Doroshingrad in 1904.

During the Alaskan Wars, Doroshingrad and Yukon were located on the border between the Reds and the Whites. Despite being in the crossfires, the city remained outside the control of either (making it a free city in some respects).

During the 1940s and '50s, a series of roads and railways would connect Doroshingrad with the rest of the nation. With this new access, the city's population began to grow as the standard of living increased.


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