Lower Post

LOWER POST, pop 200, at Mile 620 of the ALASKA HWY near the Yukon border, is a settlement of KASKA people, who are related to those living at GOOD HOPE LAKE 90 km to the southwest. It was the site of a large RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL from 1951 until the 1970s. Later used as a band office, the school was torn down in 2021. The HBC established a trading post here, where the Dease R joins the LIARD; it was lower on the river than the post at McDame Crk, a tributary of the upper Dease, hence the name.

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