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Photo: Patsy's friend

Peter Embacher, 2, spends a few minutes visiting with the statue of Patsy Ann on Juneau's waterfront as he and his parents visit from Whitehorse on Wednesday. The white bull terrier was known to greet visitors arriving in Juneau by boat in the 1930's.
Images from another time: Welcome to Juneau, 1997

The statue of Patsy Ann awaits the arrival of cruise ships to port. The Fair Princess is on right, the Norwegian Cruise Line's Winward, center, and Holland America's Ryndam is on the left.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Patsy Ann's ability to meet every boat took on the status of legend. In 1934 the mayor dubbed her ``Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska'' and exempted her from a new licensing law. Tourists took her photo, shops sold Patsy Ann postcards and the newspaper reported her adventures.
Photo: Taking a break

Julie Dean of Salt Lake City takes a break from sightseeing to bask in the sun near the statue of Patsy Ann on the Juneau waterfront Tuesday.
Word of Mouth

...programs just keep getting cut. The last visual arts project that was accepted and/or approved by the city was the statue of Patsy Ann, the wonder dog. It is the height of pretension for the Peace and Quiet Coalition to claim they represent the public...
Just how did Patsy Ann know when the ships would come in?

The mystery of how Patsy Ann, Juneau's most famous dog, managed to meet every ship arriving in Juneau may be solved.
Telling pedestrians where to go

...queries anyway. Most frequently, Davis said he directs people to the post office, the Red Dog Saloon, and the statue of Patsy Ann, the dog who became Juneau's official greeter in the 1930s. Further down South Franklin Street, Bear McGinnis...
Waterfront construction

Jeff Trucano, left, and Rick Withrow attach cables to cement girders at Steamship Wharf on Wednesday. Statues of Patsy Ann and the gold miners have been moved off site and stored by the city for the winter. Contractor Trucano Construction...
November & December

...was arrested Dec. 7 on a federal bribery warrant. Sound off on the important issues at November snow storm: The statue of Patsy Ann, top right, was covered Nov. 28 with more than a foot of snow. House inspection: Gov. Sarah Palin, back...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Juneau pooch is now a star 3/12/98

...on a business trip - researching Alaska perspectives on the Pacific Salmon Treaty dispute - when he happened on the statue of Patsy Ann that stands on the downtown cruise ship dock. He read the narrative of her life and was hooked. ``I was just...


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