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History of Juneau, Alaska, USA

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Juneau, Alaska, USA

Joe Juneau's 1880 discovery of gold ushered in the gold rush era.
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With an area of 3,255 square miles, Juneau is the largest capital city in the USA.



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  • 1794 - August 8 - Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

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  • 1876 - Gold discovered south of Juneau

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  • News 1898 - Jail Delivery At Juneau.
    Tacoma, Washington, Feb. 5. - Fire destroyed the Court House and jail at Juneau Sunday night. All records were lost. No one was injured. Fourteen pris...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Capital moved from Sitka to Juneau; White Pass and Yukon Railroad completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aktimeln.htm

  • Juneau, Alaska, USA
    Alaska Juneau Mine and Juneau, Alaska
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  • Juneau, Alaska, USA
    Treadwell Gold Mines, Alaska

    "The Treadwell gold mine was on the south side of Douglas Island, .5-mile (0.80 km) east of downtown Douglas and southeast of downtown Juneau, owned and operated by John Treadwell. Composed of four sub-sites,... Read MORE...

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  • Juneau, Alaska, USA
    Elks Home, Juneau, Alaska
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  • 1916
    Juneau, a city of Alaska, on Gastineau Channel. Lat. 68° 17' N. ; Lon. 134° 16' W. It is the metropolis of Alaska and is the miners' -supply point. It...Read MORE...


  • Juneau, Alaska, USA
    Old Log Cabin Church
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  • Juneau, Alaska, USA
    National Shrine of St. Therese
    21425 Glacier Hwy., Juneau, ALASKA 99801
    Built 1935-1941
    Source: www.alaska.org
    Photograph
  • News 1936 - BODIES OF 10 ARE FOUND AT JUNEAU. SIX PERSONS STILL ARE ON MISSING LIST AFTER LANDSLIDE.
    Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 25. - (AP) - Mud and ruins of Sunday's great landslide surrendered two more bodies to rescue crews tonight, raising the known dea...Read MORE...


  • 1948 - March 20-21 - The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol.

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Alaska Juneau Mine and Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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Treadwell Gold Mines, Alaska

"The Treadwell gold mine was on the south side of Douglas Island, .5-mile (0.80 km) east of downtown Douglas and southeast of downtown Juneau, owned and operated by John Treadwell. Composed of four sub-sites,... Read MORE...

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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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Elks Home, Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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Old Log Cabin Church
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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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National Shrine of St. Therese
21425 Glacier Hwy., Juneau, ALASKA 99801
Built 1935-1941
Source: www.alaska.org
Photograph
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  • 1794 - August 8 - Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

    historyorb.com
  • 1876 - Gold discovered south of Juneau

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aktimeln.htm
  • News  1898 - Jail Delivery At Juneau.
    Tacoma, Washington, Feb. 5. - Fire destroyed the Court House and jail at Juneau Sunday night. All records were lost. No one was injured. Fourteen... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Capital moved from Sitka to Juneau; White Pass and Yukon Railroad completed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ aktimeln.htm
  • 1916
    Juneau, a city of Alaska, on Gastineau Channel. Lat. 68° 17' N. ; Lon. 134° 16' W. It is the metropolis of Alaska and is the miners' -supply point.... Read MORE...

  • 1930's Juneau Scenes


    1930s Juneau scenes (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1936 - BODIES OF 10 ARE FOUND AT JUNEAU. SIX PERSONS STILL ARE ON MISSING LIST AFTER LANDSLIDE.
    Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 25. - (AP) - Mud and ruins of Sunday's great landslide surrendered two more bodies to rescue crews tonight, raising the known... Read MORE...

  • 1948 - March 20-21 - The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol.

    WeatherForYou.com

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