Skagway Yukon Sightseeing Adventure by Hummer - Skagway, Alaska
Travel the route of the Trail of '98 from behind the wheel of a comfortable and spacious Hummer H3 SUV. This limited, exclusive excursion will allow you to enjoy the scenery and history of the Klondike Gold Rush at a leisurely pace. Your small group of explorers will set out in comfort on an adventure from Skagway into the Yukon Territory via the famous routes taken by the hardy gold prospectors in the late 1800's. You'll be driving your Hummer into the heart of the rugged wilderness made famous by fabled gold rush legends Robert Service and Jack London.
Your experienced tour guide, in the lead vehicle, will entertain you with tales of the gold rush era via an interactive, two-way radio system. Driving your own Hummer provides you the freedom, comfort and relaxation of exploring the Klondike Gold Rush routes from a bygone era in an intimate way. This adventure allows you to experience the beauty of Skagway and the Yukon Territory away from the crowds.
Your guide will lead your caravan to destinations such as Pitchfork Falls, Moore Bridge, Dead Horse Gulch, Bracket Wagon Trail, and Tormented Valley. Additionally, you will visit the historic village of Carcross, named after the narrow Caribou crossing at the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. After a short break, your caravan will travel to The World's Smallest Desert, and finally, the highlight of this adventure, Emerald Lake, known for its vivid turquoise water. You will also enjoy an Alaskan style snack prior to hearing the story of Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith, Skagway's most notorious outlaw, on your return trip to Skagway. This spellbinding adventure crosses an international border. You must bring your Passport and driver's license. Remember to take along a camera and some friends for this five-hour adventure.
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Travel Tips: Skagway Alaska
Hi this is Kristina Hathaway from Hathaway Vacations In this short video, I'm going to give you 3 things to do in Skagway Alaska.
Here we go! Tip #1: Skagway City and White Pass Summit
Begins with a guided mini-coach tour of Skagway’s Historic District. Journey up the scenic Klondike Highway. Along this glacier carved valley are glaciers, thundering waterfalls, majestic mountain vistas and pristine wilderness.
Tip #2: Yukon Jeep Klondike Adventure
You'll head out to follow the same valleys and summits of the Trail of '98. Your small group of explorers will journey into the Yukon Territory, tracing the famous routes taken by the hearty gold prospectors in the late 1800s. You'll be driving your Jeep into the very setting of the fabled gold rush legends.
Tip #3: Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake
You'll feast on freshly grilled filet of wild Alaskan salmon. You'll then learn the art of gold panning and be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women wild with gold fever!
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Skagway, Alaska is located at the upper end of the Inside Passage. Packable Backpack Skagway was a jumping off port for the Klondike Gold Rush, dating back to 1897. The town grew from a handful to 10,000 overnight as prospectors headed to the gold fields in search of fame and fortune. Most of Skagway's downtown is preserved and maintained so you can get a real sense of the 1890's. The White Pass and Yukon Narrow Gauge Railway departs from Skagway, and follows the Trail of '98. Flight seeing, helicopter sightseeing, kayaking, ziplining, sled dog rides, and fishing are among the great activities to try in Skagway. Skagway is a popular port of call for cruises to Alaska.
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Skagway, at the head of the White Pass Trail, was founded by a former steamboat captain named William Moore. His small homestead was inundated with some 10,000 transient residents struggling to get their required year's worth of gear and supplies over the Coast Range and down the Yukon River headwaters at lakes Lindeman and Bennett. Dyea, three miles away at the head of Taiya Inlet, experienced the same frantic boomtown activity as goldseekers poured ashore and picked their way up the Chilkoot Trail into Canada.
All through the summer and on into the winter of 1897-98, stampeders poured into the newly created Alaskan tent and shack towns of Skagway and Dyea - the jumping off points for the 600-mile trek to the goldfields.
The official Alaska state mineral is gold, which played a major role in the opening of Alaska for future development. There were more than 50 gold rushes in Alaska and the Yukon from 1880 to 1915. Learn about one of them at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park!
The Chilkoot Trail, in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, is 33 miles long and is shared with our neighbor, Parks Canada. Hikers cross the border at the top of the pass and enter British Columbia. The trail is considered to be the world's longest outdoor museum.
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Today we made it thru Carcross all the way to Skagway, Alaska!
The drive had spectacular scenery with lakes like mirrors with mountains in the distance! Jeannie took several pictures thru the windows of the scenery and our caravan of 25 RV's. To get into Skagway, you need to descend from over 3000 feet elevation to sea level over a 7 mile decline which was quite long and steep, but we all made it fine!
In Skagway, we were there for the 4th of July Celebrations including a parade down Main Street and Fireworks! We also went out to dinner numerous time at different old time bars, and then to the 'Days of '98' Show' featuring a play about 'Soapy Smith' and Can Can Dancers!
We also took some time to go see and climb the Chilkoot Trail. This was the famous trail many hearty souls climbed, in the winter, up a steep mountain during the Klondike Gold Rush! Because so many were dying, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police starting requiring them to carry a year's worth of food, or 2000 pounds up the mountain. This required even the strongest hikers to take over 30-40 trips up and back to get all the stuff hand carried over the mountain!
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The Days of 98' Show with Soapy Smith - Skagway, Alaska
The Days of '98 Show
Presented by Goldrush Productions
Created by the people of Skagway, and depicting events taken from actual historical records, The Days of '98 Show with Soapy Smith portrays the last day of this notorious outlaw's life - July 8, l898.
Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith was born in Georgia in l861 and ventured west as a young man. He learned his trade as a con man during the silver and gold rushes of Colorado and eventually made it to Skagway in the fall of 1897. Skagway at that time was described by Canadian Mountie Sam Steele as a little better than hell on earth! Soapy formed a gang and reigned supreme for nine months. While his men did most of the dirty work, Soapy tried to establish himself as a solid citizen, contributing to the building of Skagway's first church and founding an Adopt a Dog program. When Soapy's gang robbed a man of his gold dust, tempers flared and events culminated in a final showdown. The audience witnesses this historic moment and the conclusion to the story, keeping Skagway's colorful history alive. The Days of '98 Show features can-can dancing, ragtime music and Robert Service poetry.
Visitors can see The Days of 98 Show in the beautifully restored Eagles Hall, located at 6th and Broadway in downtown Skagway. There are up to four shows daily, starting at 10:30. Phone (907) 983-2545 or visit thedaysof98show.com for additional information.
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Days of 98 Show
The Skagway comic duo sing Upstairs... to their pick from the audience...
The Days of 98 Show Promo
For 87 years, The Days of '98 Show has stupefied and bedazzled audiences with the tale of Soapy Smith, Alaska's most notorious outlaw. Soapy reigned over Skagway during the wildest days of the Klondike Gold Rush, and this colorful vaudevillian musical recounts his incredible story. The show features can-can dancers, ragtime music, riotous humor, and the great con-man himself, Soapy Smith.
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The Historic White Pass Railroad - Skagway, Alaska
It started to get a little boring in Haines, so we decided to go over to Skagway for the day! On a last minute decision, we hopped aboard one of the White Pass trains to tour the summit. The last time that I had been up there was back in 2006 when my dad took me. I think that I'm able to appreciate the history, views, and wildlife a lot more now these days.
Visiting Skagway on our Alaskan cruise aboard the Island Princess
Day 5 of our Alaskan Cruise we docked in Skagway, Alaska. There we took a bus, rode a train and panned for gold.
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HABS Fly-through of the Arctic Brotherhood Hall in Skagway, Alaska
The Arctic Brotherhood was a fraternal organization founded by a group of gold seekers on board a steamer bound for Skagway in 1899. Upon arrival, they undertook the construction of their meeting hall, designated Camp Skagway No. 1. The building's remarkable facade, consisting of hundreds of pieces of driftwood, was installed in 1900 and is attributed to Charles O. Walker. The majority of the interior is devoted to the large two-story meeting hall space, with its impressive stone fireplace and second-floor balcony. Considered an outstanding example of the American rustic style, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall today houses the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Arctic Brotherhood Hall was documented by the Heritage Documentation Programs division of the National Park Service, sponsored by the NPS Alaska Regional Office and the City of Skagway. HDP architects Jeremy Mauro, John Wachtel, and Mark Schara captured data using a combination of traditional hand measuring together with high-definition surveying. A Leica Scanstation C10 3-d laser scanner was used to create the point cloud, rendered with applied panophotographs in Leica Cyclone. The fly-through animation of the point cloud was executed in Pointools.
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Scenes from southeast Alaska
Alaska photographer Howard C. Robinson presented these scenes from southeast Alaska. Clips include footage of Ketchikan's port and totem poles, Wrangell, the totem park on Shakes Island, the Sitka Pioneer Home and St. Michael's Cathedral, Skagway shops, the start of the Trail of '98, train travel along White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, and Inspiration Point. (Color/Silent/16mm film).
This sequence contains excerpts from AAF-11895 -- AAF-11896 from the Michael Wilson - Florence and Charles Van Clark collection, held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. See also the Howard C. Robinson collection. For more information please contact the Alaska Film Archives.
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GOLD RUSH RAILWAY
Our pictures show the coastal town of Skagway in Alaska, terminus of the old Gold Rush Railway. It's now a unique Summer tourist attraction, for it follows the historic trail of the '98. This was the gateway to the Klondike, and dreams of untold wealth. To ride its narrow tracks is to recall the rip-roaring Gold Rush days of over 50 years ago, when they blasted the right of way with picks, shovels and black powder.
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Gold Trails and Ghost Towns - Soapy Smith
Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith Born (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was a con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, gangster, and crime boss of the 19th-century Old West. His most famous scam, the prize in the soap earned his nick namewhich remained with him to his death.
Although he traveled and operated his confidence swindles all across the western United States, he is most famous for being the main figure in the organized criminal operations of Denver Colorado, and Skagway, Alaska, from 1879 to 1898.
He used the same methods of operation when he settled in the town of Skagway, opening businesses with the primary goal of gently robbing his customers, while making a name for himself. He died in spectacular fashion in the shootout on Juneau Wharf in Skagway.
Skagway's Days of '98 Show with Soapy Smith
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