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 Joseph “Joe” Juneau

Joseph “Joe” Juneau

Birth
Repentigny, Lanaudiere Region, Quebec, Canada
Death Mar 1899 (aged 62)
Dawson, Yukon Census Division, Yukon, Canada
Burial Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot Right side of walking path, in from Martin Road
Memorial ID 6201725 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Stew Thornley
  • Added: 21 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6201725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph “Joe” Juneau (28 May 1836–Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6201725, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .