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They Built This City on Logs and Gold

  Hello There! Quick history lesson: The area around the Gastineau Channel was originally fishing grounds for local Tlingit Indians. In the late 1800s, the area became a focus of attention when Kawa.ée (or Kowee) of the Auk Tlingit tribe provided gold samples in response to a reward by George Pitz, Sitka Engineer. Kawa.ée led Richard Harris and Joseph Juneau (name…