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Ketchikan Gateway Borough Alaska Historical Markers

 
20 Creek Street (<i>yellow house at left edge of photo</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2012
20 Creek Street (yellow house at left edge of photo)
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — 20 Creek StreetCirca 1920
Beatrice Greene; the last working woman For half a century, this house, like so many on the Creek, was part of Ketchikan’s notorious red light district where both fish and men came upstream to spawn… the fish once, many of the men . . . — Map (db m112041) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Chief Johnson Totem Pole
Totem poles are carved to honor deceased ancestors, record history, social events, and oral tradition. They were never worshipped as religious objects. This totem, carved by Israel Shotridge and raised in 1989, is a replica of the Chief . . . — Map (db m79703) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Chief Kyan Totem Pole
Totem poles are carved to honor deceased ancestors record history, social events, and oral tradition. They were never worshipped as religious objects. This totem is the second replication of the Chief Kyan Totem Pole. The original pole was . . . — Map (db m70746) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Creek Street‘Cat’houses & Sporting Women
Ketchikan’s notorious Creek Street, early Alaska’s most infamous red-light district, still retains traces of the gaudy rouge of a half-century of speakeasies and sporting women. Here the fame of Black Mary, Thelma Baker and Dolly Arthur outlived . . . — Map (db m112039) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Dolly's HouseCirca 1905
Dolly Arthur… one of the Creek’s longest “working” residents This house was the home of Dolly Arthur, Ketchikan’s most famous “sporting woman.” From 1919 through the 1940s, it was also her place of business. . . . — Map (db m112038) HM

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