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The Russian Bishop’s House is the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. Built in 1843 by the Russian American Company as the Bishop’s residence, it also functioned as an orphanage, school, and seminary. The altar, behind the iconostasis, is where the priest celebrates the Holy Liturgy. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (1893), was founded for Juneau’s mostly Tlingit Orthodox community. ORTHODOX INTERIORS The interiors of Russian Orthodox churches are simple in layout, but are lavishly decorated with rich colors and beautiful, vibrant icons, as seen here in the chapel at St.

With the discovery of gold in the Klondike and in the beach sands of Nome in the late 1890s, a frenzied Gold Rush began. By the time it ended around 1905, interest in Alaska had waned again, but a small number of adventurous homesteaders continued to venture north in search of opportunity. Transport and communication routes were set up as a result of the Klondike Gold Rush. Telegraph lines were laid and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad was built in 1898 to link Skagway with the Klondike, opening up the Interior to the outside world.

After more than two decades, the dispute continues. The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (see p119) just off the coast of Valdez cost the company billions of dollars and damaged both the delicate ecology of Prince William Sound and the Workers cleaning oil-covered rocks after the Exxon Valdez spill public opinion of Alaska’s oil industry. However, fossil Act transferred 68,750 sq miles fuels continue to finance state gov(178,000 sq km) of land to 12 newly ernment and fuel the enormous US established and potentially profit- market for petroleum products.

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