Author: Daniel Fox

Dispatches from the Chilkoot Trail

The above description by our gold rush colleague more than a century ago paints the image that he saw as he approached the Scales, looking up to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass.

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Young City Survives – ‘Tis No Mushroom Growth

1976-77  – Congress passes national park legislation  in June 1976 and superintendent and historical architect arrive. A temporary visitor center opens in the old depot, and the park is dedicated in Skagway in June 1977. The park includes four components: Skagway unit, Dyea-Chilkoot unit, White Pass unit, and Seattle-Pioneer Square unit. City forms Historic District Commission.

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