Author: Daniel Fox

Digging into the past: Skagway archaeologist tells his own history

It could be phrased poetically: Karl Gurcke has spent a lifetime chasing the unknown. Gurcke has unearthed artifacts lost to time. Put a little more bluntly, one could say Gurcke has spent part of his career digging in the dirt. Yet all three of these things hold truth, and each statement points toward a man who likes learning and uncovering new things. “I’ve always been interested in history, I don’t know why,” said Gurcke, the park historian for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. “As a young child, I just was fascinated by historical events and history books.”...

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