WS3-R1-FCTJuneau - JUNEAU,ALASKA Juneau Alaskas capital...

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JUNEAU, ALASKA Juneau, Alaska’s capital since 1900, sits at the base of Mt. Juneau. This capital blends its history as a mining town with old storefronts and saloons with the modern architecture of government and Native corporations. History In the late 1800s, gold became the foundation of Juneau. The town contained a variety of gold mines with the Alaska-Juneau, or A-J, mine the most successful. The A-J mine buildings are still visible above town. Other gold mines include the Treadwell Mine complex at Douglas and the Alaska-Gastineau mine south of town. A massive cave-in occurred at Treadwell in 1917 and the mine closed. When gold content dropped below profitable margins in 1921, the Alaska- Gastineau mine closed. The A-J mine continued operations until World War II, when labor shortages and high costs forced its closure. Visitor Centers Located in downtown Juneau, the Davis Log Cabin Information Center is operated by the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau. A free brochure is available at the center that includes a walking tour map and information about other Alaska communities. The Davis Cabin is open every day in the summer. The USFS Information Center is located at the corner of Eagan Drive and Willoughby Avenue.
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