This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

In Alaska

• In 1894, the Juneau Ferry & Navigation Co. began carrying passengers between Juneau and Douglas Island. The operation continued until the completion of the Douglas Bridge in 1935.

• In 1917, all saloons in the territory of Alaska closed their doors at midnight under a new Alaska law.

• In 1975, U.S. District Judge James Von der Heydt banned large-scale timber cutting throughout Alaska.

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