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Juneau, The Jewel in Alaska’s Crown: Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 4

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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


Another view

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.

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Mountain close-up

Interestingly, the little hamlet was initially called Harrisburg, after Richard Harris, the read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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