April 20, 2012

Skagway, Alaska
Circa 1930

nother fine sepia tone real photograph postcard from my collection of Skagway, Alaska taken about 1930.

1769: Ottawa Chief Pontiac is murdered by an Illinois Indian in Cahokia.
1775: American troops begin the siege of British-held Boston.
1832: Hot Springs National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress. It is the first national park in the U.S.
1836: The U.S. territory of Wisconsin is created by the U.S. Congress.
1841: In Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe's first detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," is published in Graham's Magazine.
1861: Robert E. Lee resigns from U.S. Army.
1865: Safety matches are first advertised.
1898: President McKinley issues an ultimatum to Spain to leave Cuba.
1924: Louis C. Blonger, Soapy’s successor in Denver, dies.


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