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August Treadwell Walking Tour with Jim Geraghty - SOLD OUT
"Treadwell Club House," by Case & Draper, c1904-08. Donated by Charlotte Price Mahaffy. JDCM 94.18.011.
During the time of its operation from 1882-1922, Treadwell produced 3.3 million ounces of gold and housed a company town that supported two thousand workers and their families. Join local historian Jim Geraghty at Sandy Beach on Douglas for a walking tour of Treadwell. Explore areas of the Treadwell Complex on foot, and learn the history of the discovery and operations of the mines and mining town which once surrounded you. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under and may be purchased at the City Museum or by calling 907-586-3572. The tour includes a free copy of the Treadwell Historic Trail Guide, a pass for free admission to the City Museum, and a coupon for the Museumís gift shop. Space is limited, and advanced reservations with payment are required. Jim Geraghty is a life-long Alaskan, an avid historian, and hiker who has spent years exploring local mining sites and poring over countless photos and documents relating to Juneauís history. He has been a Guest Researcher at the Alaska State Museum and has given presentations on the history of Juneau and Southeast Alaska at the City Museum, Alaska State Museum, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and University of Alaska Southeast.