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Juneau, The Jewel in Alaska’s Crown: Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 4
|July 26, 2015||Posted by TravelKinds.Com under General||
The location is spectacular – separated by the narrow Gastineau Channel from Douglas Island, surrounded on all sides by snow- and glacier-capped mountains gouged into tortured folds and precipices by the retreating glaciers of the ice age.
Juneau from the harbour
Old Joe Juneau, one of two prospectors who founded a gold-rush settlement here in 1880 on land long the domain of the Tlingit Auke tribe, certainly knew a thing or two about the old real estate saw: location, location, location.
Interestingly, the little hamlet was initially called Harrisburg, after Richard Harris, the read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com