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Juneau City .Alaska. USA

From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles.

Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains. Juneau,Alaska.

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  • Uploaded on October 29, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Dhirubhai Patel
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-G1
    • Taken on 2011/06/28 06:49:36
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash