My last post was all about our exploration of the fascinating frontier town of Skagway on our South Eastern Alaskan travels. I hadn’t realised I had a whole bunch of additional photos hiding in my computer archives so decided to include them this week as a postcript to Skagway – Klondike Gold Rush Tales From The Past! Part 1.
More detailed information is included in the link to my last post I’ve attached above.
We wandered round quaint buildings from frontier days that looked so pretty in the afternoon sun but must house plenty of lurid and colourful tales from Gold Rush times!
We passed on the brothel tour of the Red Onion Saloon but it sounds like it is pretty popular! Nowadays the one time bordello built in 1897 is a saloon, restaurant and brothel museum.
We stopped by the Visitor Centre (part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Park), which from memory had free entry. It provided an excellent insight into the town’s history and development in Gold Rush days and the characters and personalities who helped to shape the town’s heritage.
We also found out about the traditional Tlingit names for places in the Skagway area.
The return run of the White Pass Summit Excursion Train was just drawing into the little station as we made our way back to the boat.
We had headed up the White Pass ourselves earlier in the day but on a local tour by bus. We went up into the wild landscape of Klondike Gold Rush country, which took us back across the border into British Columbia, Canada and briefly into the Yukon itself. I’ve deferred that to next week’s post as I wanted to share the additional photos of Skagway that I unearthed this week!
Here, however, is a sneak preview of one of the locals we encountered en route!
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