In 1898, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, gambler and character of ill-repute, was shot and killed in Skagway.
In 1923, President Warren G. Harding arrived in Ketchikan on his Alaska tour.
In 1937, radio telephone service between Juneau and the Lower 48 was inaugurated by the Alaska Communications System.
In 1949, photographer Ansel Adams passed through Juneau following a photographic expedition to Glacier Bay.
In 1963, groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the site of the Federal Building in Juneau.