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Juneau's Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau's ghost town

Deep in the Tongass National Forest sit the remains of the once profitable gold mining town of Amalga. The town's beginnings can be traced back to a chance discovery made by Neil Ward and O.L. Sandstone, who were prospecting near Eagle Glacier in 1902.
Juneau's Hidden History: Historic power plants

The Alaska Juneau Steam Plant was built in 1916 as an 8,000-kW power plant.
Juneau's Hidden History: "Three Dam Hikes"

Members of the hiking group Juneau's Hidden History visited three local dams during recent hikes. The smallest of the three dams is the 5th Street Douglas Dam.
Juneau's Hidden History: East Glacier Trail

The Mendenhall Glacier seems to be retreating at a pretty fast rate. As a child growing up in Juneau in the late 1980-90s, we hiked the East Glacier Trail, and had a magnificent view of the Mendenhall from above Nugget Falls.
Juneau's Hidden History: Bessie Creek Trail and the Aurora Borealis Mine

When I mention the Bessie Creek Trail to someone, I normally hear one of two replies: "I went on that trail once and ended up at a beaver pond, there is nothing up there." Or: "Yeah, I went to the Bessie Mine, lots of junk laying around. I'm not so sure where I actually was."I laugh and try to explain where the first person went wrong, and inform the second person they didn't actually go to the Bessie Mine.
Drive-by shooting claims teddy bear

...Juneau Police Department spokesman Lt. David Campbell said by phone Thursday afternoon.The homeowner, 34-year-old Brian Weed, told the Empire in an interview Thursday morning that he thought his house was being targeted because of his work...
Juneau's Hidden History: Treasury Hill and the Dull & Stephens Prospects

Spaulding Meadows, Auke Nu, or John Muir Trail -- we all know it by a different name. I call it Spaulding Meadows Trail, as it is named after one of the miners who established the trail, Victor Spaulding.
Search for missing hiker goes underground

...continue. This time, it will go underground.A local man with experience exploring Juneau's old mining shafts, Brian Weed, is leading a small team to search for Buis inside shafts on the back side on Mount Roberts. Weed believes Buis may...
No sign of missing hiker in area mines

...area's abandoned mines failed to turn up any sign of a missing hiker who was last seen three months ago.Juneau resident Brian Weed led a small team of explorers inside the mining shafts and tunnels on the backside of Mount Roberts on Sunday to look...
GCI: Juneau's Hidden History with Brian Weed

Brian Weed's photo exhibit, Juneau's Hidden History, features images of lost mine tunnels, adits and artifacts. It will be held at...


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