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Detail from the Alaska Juneau Mill Marker image, Click for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 10, 2010
Detail from the Alaska Juneau Mill Marker
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — 3 — Alaska Juneau Mill
At the Alaska Juneau mill from 1917-1944, ore was sorted, crushed, and treated to extract gold. Electric-powered engines hauled trains of 40 ore cars along the main haulage route form the mine two miles away in Silver Bow Basin to the AJ mill, . . . — Map (db m42823) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Alaska Native Veterans Memorial
Monument against east wall of house off Whittier Way: This memorial is dedicated to all Alaska Native Veterans, Southeast who served in the United States Armed Forces. Let us not dwell on their passing but remember their . . . — Map (db m69127) WM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Archie Van WinkleMedal of Honor — Colonel U.S. Marine Corps
Born: 17 March 1925 Juneau, Alaska. Died: 22 May 1986 Ketchikan, Alaska Sudong, Korea 2 November 1950-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a platoon sergeant in Company B-1-7, 1st . . . — Map (db m61871) WM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Hard Rock Miners
This bronze sculpture was commissioned by the city and borough of Juneau during its centennial anniversary year, and is dedicated to the mine whose work provided the lifeblood of Juneau during it first six decades. In the late 1800’s, compressed . . . — Map (db m42809) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Liberty Bell Reproduction
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was placed on permanent display at the Treasury by direction of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. It is a duplicate of the original Liberty Bell in tone as well as in structural details and dimensions. . . . — Map (db m70759) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Manila Square
Panel 1: The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Honors the Contributions of Filipinos in Juneau by naming this downtown location MANILA SQUARE Juneau Assembly Members: Dale Anderson - Don Etheridge, Jr. - Jeannie Johnson - Ken . . . — Map (db m68849) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Patsy Ann: her statue
Fifty years after Patsy Ann met her last ship, admirers led by June Dawson organized the Friends of Patsy Ann. The group raised funds and commissioned a statue so Patsy Ann could once again greet visitors on the dock. Sculpted by Ann Burke . . . — Map (db m69663) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Pelton wheels
Pelton wheels are among the most efficient types of water wheels. It was invented by Lester Allan Pelton (1829-1908) in the 1870s, and is an impulse machine, meaning that it uses Newton’s second law to extract energy from a jet of fluid. It should . . . — Map (db m70762) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — St. Nichlolas Russian Orthodox Church
A building rich with history Juneau’s gold rush in the 1880s initiated efforts by various missionaries to convert the Native peoples to their faith. American missionaries were instructed to suppress the use of native languages and as a . . . — Map (db m70758) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — USS Juneau (CL-52) Memorial'Lest We Forget'
Center Marker Panel: [Rendering of the cruiser USS Juneau(CL-52)] 'Lest We Forget' The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was as ferocious and decisive as any battle of World War II. It was not won cheaply. The night action of Friday . . . — Map (db m77160) WM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — Wagner Mine
In 1880 a local inhabitant, Chief Kowee, revealed to prospectors Joe Juneau and Richard Harris the presence of gold in what is now named Gold Creek in Silver Bow Basin. The city of Juneau was founded there that year. The strike sparked the Juneau . . . — Map (db m70765) HM

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