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Off the Beaten Path: A con like Alaska had never seen, reflections on Soapy Smith Many would off-load where Soapy Smith, Alaska's most legendary outlaw...For those who don't know the Soapy Smith story, I'll sum it up briefly...cemetery's edge.The story of Jeff "Soapy" Smith, more than anyone else, remains...
National Park Service readies for centennial

...planned at the headquarters of Glacier Bay National Park near Bartlett Cove. Construction there should begin soon.The Soapy Smith Parlor at Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Skagway will have a new look next year too, Quinley said...
Off the Beaten Path: Transboundary mining efforts are just another gold rush scam

...junkyard. Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith (the same Soapy who died after...surefire and quicker path to riches. Soapy Smith would sometimes send a collection...that happening is about as good as Soapy Smith creating a dating and organic gardening...
Empire Editorial: A striped pig may visit Juneau on Feb. 24

...saloons were willing to tolerate other crimes, and the effect was to turn Skagway into a raw, lawless city where 'Soapy' Smith ruled. One of the intentions of the legalization movement is to reduce crime associated with illegal marijuana sales...
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...tied to the shootings, three of which are charged with firing weapons. Juneau isn't the Wild West, and the days of Soapy Smith are over. There's no place in our town, or society, for that matter, for individuals who recklessly discharge...
Alaska mining industry a gold nugget in state's economy

...rush. Alaska's history is rich with the famous and infamous associated with mining: Joe Juneau, Felix Pedro and Soapy Smith.Success in Alaska's mining industry today requires both cutting edge technology and persistence to cut through government...
In the Stacks: New Alaskana

...honor of Alaska Book Week!"That Fiend in Hell": Soapy Smith in Legend, by Catherine Holder Spude. We all know about Soapy Smith, Skagway's legendary Gold Rush crime boss, killed...
Accumulated Fragments: The mother of the North

...called Jefferson Randolph Smith or Soapy Smith. He was the titular head of organized...Pullen's main competitors were some of Soapy Smith's henchmen. They were truly...railroad.On the evening of July 8, Soapy Smith and Frank Reid met on the wharf...
Journalist 'Stroller' White liked a good joke - in print

...overlapped with that of Randolph "Soapy" Smith. Smith and his gang broke the...White's writing. It is headlined "Soapy Smith's Last Bluff and Its Fatal Ending...During the next several months Soapy Smith and the Stroller held services...
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1898, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, gambler and character of ill-repute, was shot and killed in Skagway. In 1923, President Warren G. Harding arrived in Ketchikan...


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