Historical photo: Treadwell foundry

Interior view of the Treadwell foundry. According the Treadwell Historical Society, cauldrons for pouring molten iron-ore into a variety of castings were needed at the Treadwell Complex. The foundry was built in 1909 and was one of the most up-to-date institutions of its kind on the Pacific Coast. Iron ore used as feed was imported from Mesabi Range iron mines in Michigan.

Today, iron ore used in the foundry can still be found piled adjacent to the trail leading past the pyritic tailings at the Mexican Mine, on the Treadwell Trail at Sandy Beach. The foundry was operational after the final Treadwell closure in 1922, making parts for the Alaska Juneau Mine located across Gastineau Channel.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:26

Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:13

This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:11

Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:12

Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

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