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Contact: Annie Matsov, 907-983-9244
Skagway – Join Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to learn about updates to the Skagway and White Pass District National Historic Landmark documentation. The meeting will be at 4pm on Friday, September 29 in the park visitor center theater on the corner of Second Avenue and Broadway.
The community of Skagway was first recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1962 for its association with the Klondike Gold Rush and the settlement of Alaska. The National Park Service, in collaboration with graduate students with the University of Oregon, is updating the documentation of historic resources for this nomination. An update occurs about every 25 years to account for the community’s growth and changes. Learn about this project from representatives of the National Park Service and the University of Oregon on September 29.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was created in 1976 to preserve and interpret the historic structures, trails, artifacts, landscapes, and stories associated with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. The park preserves 23 historic structures in Skagway, the historic Chilkoot Trail in partnership with Parks Canada, and is the most visited national park site in Alaska.