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In 1885, the first public school in Juneau was held in the building that was later the Log Cabin Church

Winter and Pond. Alaska State Library. Photographs, 1893-1943. ASL-PCA-87.

Group portrait of teacher and pupils outside the first public school in Juneau, in the building that became the Log Cabin Church, ca. 1895.

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