The VisionaryCaptain William Moore first saw the Skagway River Valley and the White Pass in the spring of 1887 when he came with a Canadian survey team to determine the exact position of the 141st meridian separating Alaska and what is now Canada's Yukon. He was so impressed that he returned with his son, Ben, in October 1887 to claim a 160-acre homestead in the Skagway valley. The Moores laid a foundation for a cabin and began construction of a wharf before leaving in November for the winter.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||8V E 481651 N 6590232|
|Decimal Degrees||59.45023333, -135.32360000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 59° 27.014', W 135° 19.416'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||59° 27' 0.84" N, 135° 19' 24.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 314 Broadway, Skagway AK 99840, US|
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