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Joseph "Joe" Juneau
Birth: May 28, 1836
Repentigny
Lanaudiere Region
Quebec, Canada
Death: Mar., 1899
Dawson
Yukon Census Division
Yukon, Canada

Joe Juneau was a Canadian miner and prospector and co-founder, with Richard Harris, of Juneau. Along with Harris, his partner, and guided by Chief Kowee, Juneau made Alaska's first major gold discovery around 1880 and helped the city of Juneau (originally named Harrisburg) become the hard rock gold capital of the world. The city, re-named for Joe Juneau, has been the center of government in Alaska since 1906. Juneau continued his travels on to Dawson, Yukon Territory, during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, and died in Dawson in 1899. His remains were returned to Juneau in 1903. (bio by: Stew Thornley) 
 
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 Parents:
  Francois Xavier Juneau (1808 - 1868)
  Marguerite Thiffault Juneau (1812 - 1884)
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Juneau (1836 - 1899)
  Armenia Juneau Rayome (1845 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Juneau
Juneau Borough
Alaska, USA
Plot: Right side of walking path, in from Martin Road
GPS (lat/lon): 58.30451, -134.42107
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Stew Thornley
Record added: Feb 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6201725
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- Mary Ann Weshinskey
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
Thanks for your pioneering work in the mining and exploration of Alaska. Rest in peace
- Cori H
 Added: May. 28, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
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