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Madame Ophelia Johnson at the Red Onion Saloon and brothel

Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of

Southeastern Alaska

In the early nineteenth century the British and Russian empires faced each other here on the far western edge of the continent. The British fur trappers were interested in beaver, so they claimed the inland waterways, the Russians specialized in otter pelts for the China trade so they wanted the coast. The result was a border that persists today alonge the crest of the coastal mountains, creating the so-called panhandle of Alaska.

There is no road along this narrow coastal strip, the state run ferry service is officially the Alaska Marine Highway. Even the state capital of Juneau has no road connection to the rest of the world, not even to the other towns along the coast.

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Posters of Alaska