Monday, November 14, 2005

Mine Shaft


"Aside from being one of the most scenic and well-used trails in Juneau, Alaska, the Perseverance Trail is one of the three most historically significant trails in our entire state along with the Chilkoot and Iditarod Trails. The original route, used by natives for goat hunting, fishing and berry picking, was later to become the first road in Alaska after Joe Juneau and Richard Harris found gold in the Silverbow Basin in the 1880's.
The road was used to access at least five major gold mining operations in the Gold Creek Valley including the famous Perseverance mine and the Alaska-Juneau mine, which at one time was one of the largest gold producers in the world" (Taken from www.americantrails.org)

This is an entrance to one of the abandoned mines along the trail.

1 Comments:

At November 14, 2005, Anonymous Steve said...

Great picture!

 

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