Recreation in Early Skagway

Skagway was a young community comprised of people from all over the world. Many of them came to Alaska on their own. Sports teams and clubs were a great way to make friends and connections with other citizens. Whether a person was artistic or athletic, there were groups that arose to suit their needs.
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Baseball in Skagway

Learn about the rise of "America's pastime" in Skagway and its role in Company L's experience in town.

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Ladies Basketball

Skagway hosted one of the earliest women's basketball teams. Learn why!

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Early days of Skagway Football

The soldiers of Company L made up Skagway's first football team.

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Skagway's Camera Club

One of early Skagway's most active clubs. Discover their seldom seen photos and learn about the club's formation and outings.

Last updated: May 1, 2018

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840


907 983-9200

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