This is Juneau, the most beautiful city in America. It is refered to "little San Fransisco."
There is a city center, which hugs the side of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts. The waterfront features cruise ships, tankers, fishing boats, a few kayakers and floatplanes buzzing in and out.
juneau glacier
juneau glacier
Mt. Juneau is a superb hiking land.
Joesph,Juneau and Richard Harris went to look for gold. They made there first major gold strike in Alaska.
Minors pored in to the Juneau area and soon more than $150 million worth of gold was taken from the area mines. Joesph or Richard didn't hold on to their money for that long. Finally a vote decided that Juneau not Harrisburg, would be the towns name.
Alaska was the 49th state on January 3,1959
State Abbreviation - AK
State Capital - Juneau
Largest City - Anchorage
Area - 656,425 square miles [Alaska is the biggest state in the USA]
Population - 626,932 (as of 2000) [Alaska is the 48th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Alaskans
Major Industry - oil (petroleum)
Major Rivers - Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, Colville River, Copper River
Major Lakes - Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Clark Lake, Minchumina Lake

Juneau population was 26,751 in the 1990's, And to compare to the population major city called
Anchorage 226,338.Also about 75 percent of Alaskans are white and natives make up 16 percent of the population.
You can walk a Perseverance Trail up Mount Juneau a 3,576 foot tall mountian.Mendenhall Glacier is Juneau's most popular attraction, and when you see this thing you'll know why.At its widest point, the glacier is about a half mile wide, with ice 300 to 1,800 feet deep. The fact that something that big can still move is pretty magnificent.

Nearly half of Juneau's working population is employed by the federal, state, or local government. All state departments have offices in Juneau, including the Superior and District Courts. A large federal building houses the regional headquarters of several federal agencies.Those with the largest number of workers are the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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