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<br /> ALL ABOUT<br /> JUNEAU<br /> 2019 2012<br /> A BRIEF HISTORY<br /> The Gastineau Channel region was a traditional fishing ground for local Tlingit<br /> natives in the late 1800’s when prospectors were searching for gold deposits<br /> in southeast Alaska. In Sitka, an enterprising mining engineer named George<br /> Pilz offered a reward to any local native chief who could lead him to gold-bearing<br /> rock. When Chief Kowee of the Auk tribe arrived with ore samples from Gastineau<br /> Channel, Pilz agreed to grubstake prospectors Richard T. Harris and Joseph Juneau to<br /> investigate the lode.<br /> Harris and Juneau reached Gastineau Channel in August 1880 and sampled<br /> the gravels of Gold Creek. They found plenty of color but failed to follow the gold<br /> to its source. At Kowee’s urging, Pilz sent Harris and Juneau back again. This time<br /> they climbed Snow Slide Gulch at the head of Gold Creek and looked down into the<br /> mother lode in<a title="2019 All About Juneau page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=1"> ALL ABOUT JUNEAU 2019 2012</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=2"> A BRIEF HISTORY The Gastineau Channel region wa</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=3"> GETTING AROUND Juneau’s main highway extends abo</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=4"> SUMMER ATTRACTIONS Alaskan Brewing Co. 907.780.5</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=5"> CALENDAR OF EVENTS Juneau 1st Friday Year-Round</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=6"> THE GREAT OUTDOORS HIKING Juneau is a hiker’s pa</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=7"> THE GREAT OUTDOORS CAMPING The area around Junea</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=8"> JUNEAU FACTS GEOGRAPHY A bird’s eye view would a</a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=9"> HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS E MERGENCY/MEDICAL E </a> <a title="2019 All About Juneau page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/61f65b62?page=10"> N ST DIXON ST FRON ALL ABOUT JUNEAU </a>