ExploreNorth, your resource center for exploring the circumpolar North

Return to the Home Page The ExploreNorth Blog About ExploreNorth Contact ExploreNorth

Search ExploreNorth

The history of Skagway, Alaska

An Explorer's Guide to Skagway, Alaska

The history of Skagway
A brief history by the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development.

The Skagway Museum
An illustrated look at some of the exhibits in this small but excellent museum.

Skagway, Alaska: Historic Postcard Album
Historic images of the community.

Captain William Moore
A former steamboat captain on the rivers of British Columbia and Alaska, William Moore saw a golden future for the remote valley he staked a homestead in.

The Skaguay News, December 31, 1897
See this entire special 16-page edition (pdf, 3.3MB).

Bishop McCabe College, Skagway (1899-1901)
The grand but short-lived dream that was Bishop McCabe College. Photos and a timeline.

The Story of the Bishop Rowe Hospital
This second edition of a history written by Isabel M. Emberley was published in March 1905 by the Episcopal Church.

Harriet Pullen and the Pullen House Hotel
Harriet Pullen arrived in Skagway in September 1897, and in 1901 opened the Pullen House in the large home built by Captain William Moore.

The Historic Harbor at Skagway
The story of the first arrivals at Skagway, with severtal historic and current photos of the harbor.

The 'Ship Signature Wall' at Skagway
Alongside the Railroad Dock in Skagway is an impressive wall of solid granite that is home to one of the most unique art collections in Alaska.

Cemeteries & Graves in the Skagway area
All 3 cemeteries as well as burials in other locations near Skagway. Hundreds of photos and links to many biographies.