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Skagway, Alaska, Photo Album
The small Gold Rush Cemetery is a very popular site for visitors, and it's on most tour itineraries so can get quite crowded. The large monument marks the grave of City engineer Frank H. Reid, who died on July 20, 1898, 12 days after shooting and killing notorious con man Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith. Reid's monument is inscribed "He gave his life for the honor of Skagway". Smith's wooden headboard is at the opposite end of the cemetery.

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The grave of Frank Reid in the Gold Rush Cemetery, Skagway, Alaska