The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch

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The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch

The View From the Top of Snowslide Gulch.

In the center in the very far distance the snow-capped Chilkat Range on the far side of Lynn Canal; in the far distance the northern end of Douglas Island, Gastineau Channel, the two boat harbors, and part of Downtown Juneau can be seen. Left to right in Last Chance Basin: The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co.’s Jualpa Camp is where the red roofs are on a lower slope of Mt. Roberts, then Gold Creek, Basin Road, and a tiny part of Perseverance Road (open to vehicles then) climbing the lower slope of Mt. Juneau and then becoming the Perseverance Trail – first visible in the photo where it passes around Cape Horn. Mt. Juneau fills much of the photo. And yes, I hiked to that spot, but not up the gulch itself! For the view from the bottom, 1,920 feet below, see this post: Snowslide Gulch. For the view from Evergreen Cemetery (far left of Mt. Roberts above the Cross) see this post: Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery.

Picture by David Kent, May 24, 1980 A.D., © 2015 A.D.

Evergreen Bowl – Cope Park

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Evergreen Bowl – Cope Park

Evergreen Bowl - Cope Park.

The old – circa 1908? (now demolished) 8th Street Reservoir is at the bottom left; 7th Street and Chicken Ridge are on the middle left; the Andrew P. Hope Building and part of West Willoughby Avenue are at the far upper left; part of the Casey-Shattuck addition (“The Flats”) is at the upper right; Gold Creek and Mt. Juneau are on the right.

Evergreen Bowl was originally a patented mining claim, the Boston No. 2, U.S. Mineral Survey 926 located January 1, 1897 and patented January 18, 1917.

The Juneau Chamber reported in January 1936 that it would be easy to tunnel from Seward St. to Evergreen Bowl for quick access for school children.

July 18, 1941: The swimming pool in Evergreen Bowl is dedicated.

February 5, 1960: City buys Evergreen Bowl from A.J. Industries, the successor to the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co., for $20,000.

The park within Evergreen Bowl is named after local firefighter Bill Cope who died in March 1972. Mr. Cope had put tremendous effort into organizing sports activities through the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department.

Picture by David Kent, Morning, July 4, 1987, © 2009