Established by Executive Order on December 31, 1898, and first known as Haines Mission, Fort Seward was the last of 11 military posts established in Alaska during the territory's gold rushes between 1897 and 1904. Founded for the purpose of preserving law and order among the gold seekers, the fort also provided a U.S. military presence in Alaska during boundary disputes with Canada. The only active military post in Alaska between 1925 and 1940, the fort was closed at the end of World War II.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Photo Hunt - License Plate
When my humans went to Alaska in 2009, they spent a couple of days in Haines, a fairly small town not visited by everybody. They went there from Juneau on a small 6 seater plane. One of the main reasons they went there was to be able to see bald eagles. On one of the afternoons they took a walk around town and went to the parade grounds of Fort Seward which was surrounded by old military officers' houses. Next to one of the houses was this old car. Isn't that a neato license plate number?Here is some interesting information about Fort Seward copied from this website of the National Parks Service: