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Skagway Park

September 08, 1985

Sure enough, the far-flung Times has reached all the way to southeastern Alaska, and I read with pleasure Sharon Dirlam's article on Skagway (June 30). . . . A glaring omission is the failure to mention Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. The park of 14 Skagway downtown buildings has played a major role in Skagway's restoration and tourist trade. The downtown area is much brighter than a decade ago, and the preservation of many of her architectural treasures is ensured because of the park service's efforts. Visitors are attracted to the recently refurbished railroad depot, now serving as the park visitor center. Many visitors enjoy the gold rush movies, slide shows, walking tours and evening programs given by its staff.

FRANK NORRIS

Skagway

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