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City settles issue of unwanted road narrow and the current rights-of-ways are only 30 feet wide, but the development was approved at the time.Richard Harris, owner of seven lots on the property, has argued that the unpaved street leading through the subdivision is not...
Accumulated Fragments: Following in the footsteps of Harris and Juneau

In the summer of 1880 George Pilz sent Richard Harris and Joseph Juneau from Sitka to the Gastineau Channel...good men left Sitka to follow in the footsteps of Richard Harris and Joseph Juneau; each in his own way impacted the...
Juneau Empire Online Inside Story: Rapscallion? 6/21/98 cast Juneau founding father Richard Harris in both heroic and unflattering...When his family doctor slammed Richard Harris, one of Juneau's founding fathers...It doesn't make sense.'' Richard Harris' diary, written sometime after...
Juneau Empire Online Inside Story: Diary records Juneau pioneer in his own words 6/21/98

Sunday, June 21, 1998 By MARY LOU GERBI Richard Harris told his version of the 1880 discovery of gold in a ``Diary of Richard T. Harris and Joe Juneau,'' written at least two years...
City Museum offers tours and lecture to prepare for the visitor season

...and a half of moderate walking, covering about 10 blocks of stories about the past 134 years since Joe Juneau and Richard Harris staked mining claims in Silverbow Basin. Tickets for the tour are $25 for an adult, $20 for a child, and free...
Pure Sole: I can toss an egg

...relief from the mines.They had visions of grandeur when arriving in the wilderness on the heels of Joe Juneau and Richard Harris' discoveries of gold.The beauty of the native forests and coves was their reprieve from the darkness of tunnels...
Accumulated Fragments: Histories entwined: A ship, her origins and her adventures

...the end of November, 1880, following a report from Richard Harris and Joe Juneau that they had discovered gold, Commander...change the name of the mining camp from Harrisburg (Richard Harris said he named it for the capital of Pennsylvania...
This round is on me: A tribute to Joe on the 132nd anniversary of our town name

...heard the offer and went to Pilz with rich ore samples from Juneau. In July of 1880, Pilz sent out Joe Juneau and Richard Harris to stake claims for him in the area. It wasn't until later that Pilz discovered that Juneau and Harris had traded...
Creating the figures for tomorrow's museums in Alaska history. The new museum will continue to tell visitors about the discovery of gold by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris and the Klondike Gold Rush. The newer exhibits may include the massive open-pit Pebble mine complex above the Bristol...
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1880, Richard Harris and Joe Juneau left Sitka by canoe to search for gold. They were led to it near the present-day capital city. In 1881, the...


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