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Juneau, Alaska

Juneau was founded as a gold mining camp in October of 1880 as a result of Joe Juneau and Richard Harris discovering gold near the site at the direction of Tlingit Chief Kowee. Juneau became the capital of the Alaska Territory in 1906 when the decline of the fur and whaling industry caused it to move from Sitka. With the growth of state government revenue in the 1970's, primarily from the oil industry, the population more than doubled. The population is currently over 32,000. The government is the largest employer in the city but tourism is the largest private industry with over one million visitors a year coming from cruise ships alone.

Alaska's Inside Passage Photography  

I had the opportunity to tour Southwest Alaska to photograph the magnificent landscape and wildlife. I cruised on Holland America Line's Oo...

Alaska's Inside Passage Photography  

I had the opportunity to tour Southwest Alaska to photograph the magnificent landscape and wildlife. I cruised on Holland America Line's Oo...

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