Murray Lundberg

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Back in 1996, there was very little quality information about the exciting history of the Yukon and Alaska online. Having been guiding lengthy motorcoach tours around the North for 6 years at that point, I decided to start my own website, in conjunction with the publication of my first book, about the mining history of the Carcross area.

That website went through many transformations, including a couple of years working for About.com, a major Internet content creation service. In 2001, I went independent as ExploreNorth, and the focus for 12 years was the circumpolar North in the broadest sense - from the arts to fishing and hunting, science to tourism.

In the Fall of 2013, as I was retiring from paid jobs, the site was scaled back dramatically, and now only covers Alaska, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia, with the focus narrowed to history and tourism. It currently consists of over 46,000 files (approximately 7,300 pages) taking up 6.6 GB of space.

A major project in conjunction with  ExploreNorth is the Facebook group Yukon History & Abandoned Places, which has almost 13,000 members. History, photography, and sharing the magic of the North, are my passions. This is very much a legacy project. I'm now 69 years old, and my daughter has agreed to manage my work when I am no longer able to.
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