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    4th of July in Old Alaska

    Here’s an old post about the holiday–Happy 4th of July! The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday, even in territorial Alaska. Most small Alaskan towns had parades, contests, and other festivities. Here’s a few I’ve collected from…

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    Finding Gold in Skagway

    The North Words Writers Symposium is held in Skagway every year, and my friend Lizzie Newell has been several times. I kept hearing her recommend it, and finally signed up for it this year. I have friends in town, and…

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    Skagway, Alaska Territory in 1898

    Skagway, Alaska was the “Gate to the Yukon” in 1898. Thousands of people started their journey to the Klondike Gold Rush through Skagway, most taking a steamship from Seattle to Skagway. Then the stampeders would take either the Chilkoot or…