In 1902, Chicken was to become incorporated, the second town in Alaska to do so. The name "Ptarmigan" was suggested. Many people liked the name, but felt the quotation marks were too presumptuous. The name was shortened to Ptarmigan.The only problem was that nobody could agree on the correct spelling. They didn't want their town name to be the source of ridicule and laughter, so they decided on "Chicken."
The down town area consists of 3 buildings, a small restaurant, bar and gift shop.
The distance to Dawson City of the HWY is 79 miles but it took us about 3 1/2 hours.
We had a long drive from Dawson City and headed up at a nice Yukon Gov Campground called Fox Lake. We had a lovely spot overlooking the lake.
We made another one night stay in the Whitehorse area. On our way to Alaska when we stayed in Whitehorse we had dinner at the Wolf's Den. It was right next to a campground, The Caribou RV Park. It looked nice set among the trees and so this time we decided to stay there. We set up and as it was early evening walked over the restaurant for some good Swiss/German food.
Next stop is the Cassiar Highway.