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Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway

 
 
Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2010
1. Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway Marker
Inscription. Built in 1899 as headquarters for the Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway No. 1. The Brotherhood was established February 26, 1899 for the purpose of fraternal enjoyment and mutual aid. Over 30 camps were established throughout Alaska and the Yukon and Northern British Columbia.
Alaska Centennial 1867 – 1867
State of Alaska
Governor Walter J. Hickel
Alaska Centennial Commission

 
Erected 1967 by Alaska Centennial Commission - State of Alaska.
 
Location. 59° 27.246′ N, 135° 19.076′ W. Marker is in Skagway, Alaska, in Skagway Borough. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The building and marker are located between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 Broadway, Skagway AK 99840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeff. Smith’s Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fatal Duel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inspector Charles Constantine (about 400 feet away); Skagway and White Pass (about 500 feet away); Skagway Centennial Statue
Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2010
2. Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway
(about 500 feet away); Three Thousand Pack Animals (about 500 feet away); Bank of Alaska (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mollie Walsh (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skagway.
 
Also see . . .  The Arctic Brotherhood. The membership roster of Camp 1 boasted 11 members. It soon swelled to more than 300 as the roots of The Brotherhood spread amongst the miners readying themselves for the trip up and over the Chilkoot Pass en route to the Klondike gold fields. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2010
3. Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway
Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2010
4. Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway
Camp Skagway No. 1 and The Artic Brotherhood image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 1996
5. Camp Skagway No. 1 and The Artic Brotherhood
Skagway's most famous building, perhaps, is the two-story Arctic Brotherhood Hall. This driftwood-decorated frame building was the home of a fraternal group founded by gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. The building of "Camp Skagway No. 1" was erected in 1899, and the facade was put up the next year. -+- "Currently gives a brief history of Skagway...in 1996 was a bit of a cute musical skit"... ms
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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