Origin of Juneauafter Canadian prospector J. Juneau (1836-99)
The capital of Alaska, in the Panhandle northeast of Sitka. It was settled by gold miners in 1880 and designated territorial capital in 1900 (effective 1906) and state capital in 1959.x
Named after Joe Juneau.
- 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.
- In addition to the statues in Juneau Park there is a statue of Kosciusko in the park of that name; one of Washington and a soldiers' monument on Grand Avenue; a statue of Henry Bergh in front of the city hall; one of Robert Burns in the First Ward Park, and, in Washington Park, a replica of Ernst Rietschel's Schiller-Goethe monument in Jena, given to the city in 1908 by the Germans of Milwaukee.
- In 1818 there joined the settlement a young Frenchman named Laurent Solomon Juneau (1793-1856), who married one of Vieau's daughters and eventually bought out his business.
- Juneau and several others who arrived at about the same time built homes on the east side of the river near the foot of the present Wisconsin Street.