Skagway, Alaska

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    Looking south on Broadway. The building with the gold dome is the Golden North Hotel, which was built by the Klondike Trading Company in 1898.

    "The Gateway to the Klondike", Skagway served as the main stepping off point for the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Today, it is a well preserved, very historic town, in a beautiful setting.

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    1. Peter Fenďa ages ago | reply

      Beautiful.
      seen in "Villages and small towns of the world"

    2. flowery sea [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Nice capture. Quite a lot of people in the street for such an apparent little place.
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    3. nick_ayres ages ago | reply

      Nice looking and lively place.

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    4. Jasperdo ages ago | reply

      Thank you everyone for the nice comments. To answer your question, marielaura, Skagway is a small town of about 800 year round people. However, it is a very popular port for Alaska cruises during the summer months. The day I took the photo, there were 3 large cruise ships in port, and they deposited 6,000 people here! That's why it looks so busy.

    5. AJM STUDIOS 103 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Alaska Downtowns (AKD), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Jasperdo 103 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the invite, AJM STUDIOS. Photo Added.

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