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Photo Feature: Creek Street
Downtown - Part 1
Ketchikan, Alaska
by Gigi Pilcher

August 25, 2001
Web posted: 6:00 pm

Creek Street......that infamous place where men and salmon once went up
stream to spawn.......was bustling last Saturday afternoon with visitors and locals alike. The sun was shinning down on the creek allowing visitors to Ketchikan a great view of returning salmon.

The colorful signs of many shops on Creek Street caught the eye of visiting shoppers. A few folks sat in the shade enjoying the catch of the day at the Halibut Hole.

The boardwalk along the inside of Creek Street was crowded with folks weaving back and forth between the shops inspecting the wares.

Diane Willard of Alaska Eagle Arts, a Native American Arts Gallery, fielded questions from shoppers who were admiring the colorful Pendleton blankets designed by artist Marvin Oliver as well as Alaska Native art on display.

Further down Creek Street, Haida carver and artist George Brown, proprietor of Hide- Away Gifts, stopped to smile for the camera. Continuing along the wooden boardwalk out to Stedman Street the salmon continued their journey up the creek.

Stedman Street was bustling with interesting sights, among them was Blue Heron's Craig Green enjoying a late afternoon snack.

Further along, crossing guards relaxed on their break while their co-workers stopped traffic.


Digital Photos by Gigi Pilcher
Slide Show by Sitnews



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