Posted October 4, 2012 12:10 am - Updated October 4, 2012 12:10 am
Historical Sports: Skagway visitors
This photo by Case & Draper shows the Skagway B.P.O.E. baseball team at Juneau on May 30, 1907, standing in front of the bleachers. Photo is courtesy of the Alaska State Library (ASL-P226-179) and is from the William R. Norton photograph colection. If you have any information on this photo or any other early sports in the area or other historical tidbits please call the Juneau Empire Sports Editor, Outdoors Editor, or Online Editor. See daily historical photos on page A2 and in Sports. For more historical photos go to Juneauempire.com. The Juneau Empire is celebrating a "Century of the Empire" and is encouraging readers to submit old photos, comments or information on the areas rich history.
This photo shows the Skagway High School basketball team posing for a Juneau studio portait in the early 1900s. Identified individuals are back row second from left Victor Selmer, second from right is Hestness, far right is Philip Olsen, kneeling left is Maurice Goding and kneeling middle is Selby Phelps. Photo is courtesy of the Alaska State Library (ASL-P87-2530, Winter and Pond Collection).