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At the very end of the Alaska Marine Highway lies the tiny village of Skagway. With a population barely trumping one-thousand residents, life here is very much dominated by the outdoors. Most visitors find themselves here after heading up the scenic Chilkoot Inlet on their cruise ship, and if you end up in the area with enough time to explore the surrounding region, there are a number of beautiful sites worth looking into. Like many of the cities in Alaska, Skagway was originally founded in the late nineteenth century when gold was discovered in the area. Remnants of the gold-trade are among the most popular tourist attractions, with places like White Pass and the Yukon Route lending visitors a look back at some of the historic remnants of this once booming business. This town has come a long way from it's roots, which, being almost totally made up of hardened miners, was home to mostly bars, prostitutes, and violence. Today it is a truly scenic and charming location that outdoor enthusiasts will have a hard time leaving during the beautiful summer months.
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    Robert Somerville
    5 Oct 20, 2011
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