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The city has many beautiful parks and squares, the most picturesque of which is Juneau Park, along the lake bluff.
It was the seat of government of Alaska until 1906, when Juneau became the capital.
Walker's Point, the south side, was annexed as a third ward in 1845, and in 1846 the three wards were incorporated as the city of Milwaukee, of which Solomon Juneau was elected first mayor.
The district was called Juneau and the camp Harrisburg by the first settlers; exploring naval officers named the camp Rockwell, in honour of Commander Charles Henry Rockwell, U.S.N.
A town meeting then adopted the name of Juneau.