Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Creek Street News

Photo Essay: Creek Street, Ketchikan historic red-light district Special

Ketchikan - Ketchikan, a historic town built along the seafront on Tongass Narrows, is known as "the salmon capital of the world," but its past evokes an infamous village which in the first half of the 19th Century was known as “the Pacific Coast's wickedest city".
 

Search Digital Journal Archives


Set up a news alert for

Creek Street


Creek Street Image

Historic Creek Street is a boardwalk supported by wooden stilts on a high slope mostly on the east b...
Historic Creek Street is a boardwalk supported by wooden stilts on a high slope mostly on the east bank Ketchikan Creek.
A notorious brothel known as Dolly’s  located at 24 Creek Street (light-green house on the right) ...
A notorious brothel known as Dolly’s, located at 24 Creek Street (light-green house on the right), was run by Dolly Arthur, Ketchikan’s most famous madam.
The ancient salmon cannery and saltery no longer exists  but the salmon are still swimming upstream ...
The ancient salmon cannery and saltery no longer exists, but the salmon are still swimming upstream Ketchikan Creek to reproduce and die.
Dolly Arthur  moved to Ketchikan in 1919  and set up her own business at 24 Creek Street. Dolly s li...
Dolly Arthur, moved to Ketchikan in 1919, and set up her own business at 24 Creek Street. Dolly's liquor and prostitution business operated at the light-green house on the right side of the picture.
The old boardwalk has been restored and the former “houses of ill repute” are now souvenir shops...
The old boardwalk has been restored and the former “houses of ill repute” are now souvenir shops and art galleries.
A bridge over the creek s rapids located at the end of Creek Street.
A bridge over the creek's rapids located at the end of Creek Street.
Lots of seagulls spend time on the banks of the creek to try their luck at catching salmon.
Lots of seagulls spend time on the banks of the creek to try their luck at catching salmon.
Ketchikan’s red-light district  known as Creek Street  was built haphazardly on pilings over Ketch...
Ketchikan’s red-light district, known as Creek Street, was built haphazardly on pilings over Ketchikan Creek.