Manila Square

Manila Square (HM1AY9)

Location: Juneau, AK 99801 Juneau
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Country: United States of America
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N 58° 17.927', W 134° 24.222'

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Panel 1:
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly
Honors the Contributions of
Filipinos in Juneau
by naming this downtown location
MANILA SQUARE
Juneau Assembly Members:
Dale Anderson - Don Etheridge, Jr. - Jeannie Johnson - Ken Koelsch
Frankie Pillifant - Jim Powell - Randy Wanamaker - Marc Wheeler
John Mackinnon, City Manager — Sally Smith, Mayor
Filipino Community of Juneau:
Dannie Lazaro, President, 2002 - Morris Carrillo, President, 2003
August 19, 2002
[Bust of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines]


Panel 2:
Manila, the thriving capital of the Philippines,
is the center of government and cultural
heritage, and is the economic heart of the nation.

In 1904, aboard the cable vessel "USS Burnside,"
80 Filipinos assisted the installation of the first telegraph cable linking Juneau and Seattle.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Filipinos worked in
southeast fish canneries where they were
referred to as "Alaskeros" and labored
in the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mine.

The first Filipino community in Juneau was
organized in 1929. It was later incorporated
under territorial law on February 1, 1956.

All members of the Filipino Community
are grateful to the Juneau Assembly for dedicating "Manila Square" in their honor.
Details
HM NumberHM1AY9
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Tags
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe City and Borough of Juneau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)8V E 534952 N 6462130
Decimal Degrees58.29878333, -134.40370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 58° 17.927', W 134° 24.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds58° 17' 55.62" N, 134° 24' 13.32" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210 Admiral Way, Juneau AK 99801, US
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