Saturday, June 21, 2014
Skagway Street Car in Skagway, Alaska
Skagway character Martin Itjen came looking for Klondike gold in 1898 and became the local undertaker, Ford dealer, coal deliveryman, and the town’s most celebrated storyteller. In 1923, he gave Alaska’s first motorized sightseeing tour for U.S. President Warren G. Harding in his brightly painted coal truck, jokingly calling it his “Street Car.” Martin continued touring for decades, delighting summer visitors with his homespun style of humor. The company currently operates these 1929 replica busses.
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