After seeing the chambers for the senators and representatives, I looked at some of the exhibits and photographs on the wall. Alaska celebrated its 50th year of statehood last year and there were a few exhibits in celebration.
The Juneau City Museum was interesting as well. There is a 30 minute film about the history of Juneau/Douglas and its role in the mining industry. There are more miles of mining tunnels in Mount Roberts than there are roads in Juneau. I thought that was pretty amazing!!! Lots of exhibits on the native peoples and the history of Juneau/Douglas. Douglas is the small town across the channel from Juneau (it is where I am staying) and at one time was much larger than Juneau.
My daily walk today was around Juneau and through Evergreen Cemetery. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris, early settlers of Juneau/Douglas are buried next to each other with a path between. The picture above is Joe Juneau's site. There were lots of headstones dating back to the late 1800s. I thought this one was especially interesting. If you can't read it, it says:
Frank G. Moore
38 Great Suns
Summoned By The
Dec 23, 1904