Skagway’s First City Hall was the center of city government from 1897-1901 and it is possible that voting during the elections of 1897 and 1898 were held here. This photograph was taken around July 9, 1898 when the building was also the center of excitement after the killing of Soapy Smith. That excitement probably continued for several days after Soapy’s death on July 8, 1898 and ended with the roundup and shipment of his gang to Sitka. (National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, George & Edna Rapuzzi Collection, KLGO 55892, gift of the Rasmuson Foundation)

Skagway’s First City Hall was the center of city government from 1897-1901 and it is possible that voting during the elections of 1897 and 1898 were held here. This photograph was taken around July 9, 1898 when the building was also the center of excitement after the killing of Soapy Smith. That excitement probably continued for several days after Soapy’s death on July 8, 1898 and ended with the roundup and shipment of his gang to Sitka. (National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, George & Edna Rapuzzi Collection, KLGO 55892, gift of the Rasmuson Foundation)

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