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Near Skagway in Skagway Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Vining and Wilkes Warehouse

 
 
The Vining and Wilkes Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2010
1. The Vining and Wilkes Warehouse Marker
Inscription. Measuring 50’ X 100’, this was once the largest buildings in Dyea. I was built on pilings for fear of high tide coming up that far in 1898. Warehouses were used to sort out massive piles of mining supplies and bring order to the chaos that had previously occurred on the beachfront.

Caution: Wooden pieces and rusting metal bits that you see are important reminders of the Gold Rush stampede. Please avoid handling or stepping on these fragile pieces.

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Today, the warehouse is one of the few remnants in Dyea from the Gold Rush.

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In the 1920’s, this warehouse was used as a barn by Harriet Pullen who had a farm here in Dyea.
 
Erected by Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
 
Location. 59° 30.12′ N, 135° 21.54′ W. Marker is near Skagway, Alaska, in Skagway Borough. Marker can be reached from Dyea Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. It lies approximately 8 miles from Skagway via the Dyea Road. Marker is in this post office area: Skagway AK 99840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bank of Alaska (approx. 3½ miles away); Fatal Duel
Remains of the Vining and Wilkes Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2010
2. Remains of the Vining and Wilkes Warehouse
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Mollie Walsh (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jeff. Smith’s Parlor (approx. 3.6 miles away); Skagway Remembers (approx. 3.6 miles away); Trail of '98 Museum (approx. 3.6 miles away); Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway (approx. 3.6 miles away); Skagway and White Pass (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skagway.
 
Also see . . .  A Guide to Dyea, Alaska. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Dyea, Klondike Gold Rush
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Remains of the Vining and Wilkes Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2010
3. Remains of the Vining and Wilkes Warehouse
Slide Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2010
4. Slide Cemetery
Slide Cemetery contains the remains of some of the 70 victims of the Palm Sunday 1898 avalanche on the Chilkoot Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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