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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Juneau

JUNEAU, a port and territorial capital of Alaska; on a promontory between Linn Channel and the Taku river, opposite Douglas Island, and about 55 miles N. E. of Sitka. It had a population of about 1,400 in 1896, which was largely increased in 1897 by the thousands of gold seekers bound for the Yukon river gold fields. Pop. (1910) 1,644. See Alaska: Klondike.