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Skagway

(skăg`wā'), city (1990 pop. 692), Skagway-Yakutat census div., SE Alaska, in the Panhandle, at the head of Lynn Canal; founded 1897. It is an ice-free port of entry; a trade and tourist center; the coastal terminus of the White Pass and Yukon Railway, which halted passenger service in 1982 but now operates a tourist train; and the northernmost terminal of the ferry system from Prince Rupert, British Columbia. During the gold rush of 1897–98 it was a major disembarking point to the KlondikeKlondike
, region of Yukon, NW Canada, just E of the Alaska border. It lies around Klondike River, a small stream that enters the Yukon River from the east at Dawson. The discovery in 1896 of rich placer gold deposits in Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek, a tributary of the Klondike,
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. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is there, and Reid Falls (295 ft/90 m) is nearby.

Skagway

 

a city in the USA, in the southeastern part of Alaska. Population, 700 (1970). Skagway is a port on an inlet of the Lynn Canal and the terminus of a railroad line to Whitehorse, Canada. It imports concentrates of nonferrous metals and asbestos from northern Canadian mines. Skagway was founded in 1897 during the gold rush as the starting point of a road across White Pass to the gold fields of the Klondike River valley.

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Spurring his horse down the main street of Skagway, Alaska, as grand marshal of the Independence Day Parade, he was, in the words of many, "the uncrowned king of Skagway." Little did he know that in four days he would be lying dead in the Gold Rush town he had ruled.
Today, it and the hydraulic monitor unit are on display at the Klondike Gold Dredge Museum in Skagway, Alaska. And, several Series 71-powered machines from the Yukon Placer Mining Company are still in use under different owners--the K-1 Mining Co.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Tina Cameron of Portland, Theresa Valentine of Skagway, Alaska, Tammy Fain of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Timi Catzeek of Kluckwan, Alaska; two sons, Tracy of Anchorage and Troy of Haynes, Alaska; a sister, Vivian Weber of Grants Pass; a brother, Chuck of Creswell; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Larson supplemented his archival research with on overland trip, heading north from his home state of Washington to trace his subject's route from Skagway, Alaska to the Yukon Territory.
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It was a deceptively balmy summer day in Skagway, Alaska, as the 23,500-gross-register-ton SS Universe Explorer nudged her way into dock.
The Casino project is located 380 km northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon, and 560 km from the year-round port at Skagway, Alaska. Total initial capital investment to develop the project is estimated to be C$2.46 billion, including costs for associated infrastructure and a power plant.
A 110-mile relay race that begins in Skagway, Alaska on Friday and ends in Whitehorse, Yukon the next afternoon.