In 1881, the Harrisburgh post office was established. It was renamed the Juneau post office the following January.
In 1911, the first train load of copper ore arrived in Cordova from Bonanza. This was later celebrated as Copper Day.
In 1944, the Alaska Juneau Mine closed down at midnight, virtually ending lode mining in the area. It was closed because of a government order mandating a wage increase.
In 1957, Mike Stepovich, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, took office as the ninth and last Governor of the Territory of Alaska.
In 1958, Ripple Rock, in Seymour Narrows, was destroyed by the then-largest man-made nonatomic explosion in history. Two and a half years in preparation, $3 million, and nearly three million pounds of explosive removed the worst menace to navigation in the 850-mile Inside Passage.
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