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Skagway Saloons


 
The Mascot Saloon, October 1, 1901.
 
While doing the research for my new book, Saloons, Prostitutes, and Temperance in Territorial Alaska (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), I prepared a number of research tools. I am publishing them here so that others can use the details that I summarized in the book.

For more information about the book itself, click here.

Map of Skagway Saloons in 1898


From: Catherine Holder Spude,
The Mascot Saloon: Archeological Investigations in Skagway, Alaska, Volume 10. Anchorage: US Department of the Interior, 2006, p. 20.







The Saloons in Skagway between
November 1897 and December 1898
.[1]


From: Catherine Holder Spude, The Mascot Saloon: Archeological Investigations in Skagway, Alaska, Volume 10. Anchorage: US Department of the Interior, 2006, pp. 70-73.


Saloon (# on Map)

Defendant/proprietor/person

Nov - Dec 1897

Feb- April 1898

Summer 1898

Sept - Dec 1898

Alert Saloon (14 or 22)

Johnson, Lulu

x

x

Al-Ki, The

Gray, E. and Johnson, O. W.

x

x

All Nations Saloon (33)

Gus & John, prop

x

Annex, The (at the Brannick) (39)

Jack Emerson and Larkin, Jim, props.

x

x

Arctic

Carlson

x

x

Balmoral, The

Little, Launder, & Wroison, prop

x

Bank (9)

Rice, Geo L. and Co.

x

Beer by the Quart Saloon

Gausnider, Fred

x

Board of Trade Saloon (7)

Guthrie, Lee

x

x

x

Bowery (18)

unnamed

x

Broadway (42)

Bigelow, H. M.

x

Broadway Hotel

Lawson, Nelson

x

Burkhard Hotel

Clark, F. F.

x

x

California Pack Train (13)

Blaker & Hewitt

x

California Pack Train (13)

Higgins, Harry

x

x

California Wine House (20)

Rapuzzi, G.

x

x

Center Dock

unknown

x

City Brewery (17)

Saake, Charles A.

x

x

Clancy’s Music Hall & Club Rooms (1)

Clancy, Frank

x

x

x

Closseum

Skibbe, F. W. L.

x

Club (36)

Whiteford, J. W.

x

Colosseum, The (25)

Schmidt, Mr.

x

Cosy Saloon

Tarpey, J. J.

x

Cripple Creek Saloon

Doe, John

x

Dewey (2)

Mooney, Geo. and Sloan, S. E.

x

Empire Café and Theater

Derning

x

First & Last Chance Saloon (11)

Drew, Ed, prop.

Tom Maher, prop

x

x

x

Gambrinus Brewery (34)

Gansneder, Fritz (Fred) and J. J. Carscadden

x

x

Gem Saloon & Hotel, The

Connelly,  Scotty prop

x

x

x

Grotto Saloon (6)

Foster, J. Henry

x

x

x

x

Holly House

Kilpatrick, Perry

x

Hot Scotch (43)

Anderson, John

x

Hotel Mondamin

Hansen & Tennant, E. J.

x

x

Jeff Smith’s Parlor

Smith, Jeff

x

Jewell Saloon

Barrett, D.

x

Kentucky House, The

Bloom, A., prop

x

Kentucky Saloon

unknown

x

Klondike Saloon

Gasslet, J.G., (or it could be Caslet) & Ed Ward

x

Klondyke Saloon

Chance, Jimmie and George Rice

x

Last Chance Saloon

Drew, Ed

x

Libby Saloon

Mitchell

x

Little Star (26)

Ritter, A. L.

x

Lobby Music Hall (21)

Mitchell, R. R.

x

Magnolia Hotel, The (31)

Beam, George A., prop

x

Main Street Hotel

Harvest

x

Manila, The (23)

unknown

x

Mascot, The (41)

Rohbeck, Charles, prop

x

x

Merchant Saloon (10)

Ferguson and Colegon

x

x

Midway Saloon

Madlock and Sargent

x

Midway Saloon

A.J. Rochon, A.J., prop

x

Miners Hotel

Crawford, Mrs. Annie

x

x

Mint (5)

Carlson, A. J.

x

x

Mirror (19)

Clancy, Frank

x

Mondamin Hotel (4)

Henant (?), Harvey

x

Monogram (12)

Bloom, A.

x

x

Montana (14 or 22)

Vetterieck, Otto

x

Montana Saloon (14 or 22)

Andrews, M. C.

x

Murphy’s Saloon

unknown

x

Occidental Hotel

Miller and Brogan

x

Office (32)

Roberts, Sam

x

x

x

Owl Saloon

McConnell, Cohend

x

Packers Headquarters & Music Hall

James, Jesse, manager

x

Peerless, The (37)

Phillips, Harry prop

x

x

Peoples Theater

Doe, John

x

Picture Saloon

Blake, David

x

x

x

Pioneer Saloon

Biglow and Burke

x

Pioneer Sample Room (30)

Blank, G. L.

x

x

x

Princess (16)

Martin & Valentine

x

Red Onion (24)

Lawson, Peter C. and Frick, O.

x

Restaurant at Moore’s Wharf

unknown

x

Rice’s Place

Rice, Jake

x

Seattle Headquarters (28)

Miller, Ernst

x

Skaguay Beer Hall (29)

Doetwyler, Rudolph, prop

x

x

Skagway Brewing Co.

Matlock, W.F., pres R.C. Smith, Sec

x

x

x

x

Skagway Trail

unknown

x

Smug Saloon

Edison, John

x

x

x

St. James Hotel (35)

Davis, Wm.

x

x

x

Tivoli (15)

Geisler and Strassner

x

x

unknown

Connelly, John

x

x

x

unknown

Bronsond, Louis

x

unknown

Dosslet, John Doe

x

unknown

Egbert, John Doe

x

unknown

Falk, John Doe

x

unknown

Hartwell,  G. H.

x

unknown

Hiltz, Jr.

x

unknown

Johnson,  A. W.

x

unknown

Miller, Gus

x

unknown

Murphy, H. H.

x

unknown

Patton, John Doe

x

unknown

Rhynd, Fred

x

unknown

Sperry, C. B. (S. B.)

x

unknown

Brum, F. A.

x

unknown

Craig, John Doe

x

unknown

Cummings, Mrs.

x

unknown

Curtis, John Doe

x

unknown

Harrigan, H. D.

x

unknown

Hefferlin, John Doe

x

unknown

James, Shields

x

unknown

Johnson, O. N.

x

unknown

Lawrence, John Doe

x

unknown

Lynch, John Doe

x

unknown

Malone, John Doe

x

unknown

Mansfield, John Doe

x

unknown

Murphy, John Doe

x

unknown

Nelson, Gus

x

unknown

Sampson, John Doe

x

unknown

Snyder, P. W.

x

unknown

Tanant, E. L.

x

unknown

Thorekleson, S. J.

x

unknown

Wolf,  William

x

unknown

Prosser, John Doe

x

x

unknown

Walker, John Doe

x

x

unknown

Angus, Mamie

x

unknown

Bennett, Dora

x

unknown

Bismark, John Doe

x

unknown

Bovard, Gustave

x

unknown

Bowden, John Doe

x

unknown

Brandell, J.

x

unknown

Campbell, Olive

x

unknown

Chisolm, A. S.

x

unknown

Conners, J. J.

x

unknown

Connolly, John Doe

x

unknown

Crampton, John Doe

x

unknown

Cross, James L.

x

unknown

Curscuddin, J. J.

x

unknown

Dillon, John Doe

x

unknown

Furbish, John Doe

x

unknown

Glaker, John Doe

x

unknown

Gourley, Wm. R.

x

unknown

Hatton, John Doe

x

unknown

Hunis (Humis?), Harry

x

unknown

Huntchcliff, Thos.

x

unknown

Johnson, John Doe

x

unknown

Johnson, P. H.

x

unknown

Kelly, John Doe

x

unknown

King, D.

x

unknown

King, John Doe

x

unknown

Lewis, Jas. W.

x

unknown

Ling, Ernest

x

unknown

Linquist, Frank

x

unknown

Ludisher, Frank

x

unknown

Martins, Ernest

x

unknown

Martinson, E. H.

x

unknown

Miller, A. H.

x

unknown

Morris, E. W.

x

unknown

Myrick, R. L.

x

unknown

Needham, Fred

x

unknown

Portman, Nicholas

x

unknown

Pratt, George O.

x

unknown

Prigmore, Duke

x

unknown

Puliten, Kate

x

unknown

Reinhart, W. N.

x

unknown

Ross, J.

x

unknown

Schmidt, John Doe

x

unknown (brothel)

Schooler, Mrs. Belle

x

unknown

Shade, S. H.

x

unknown

Sheldon, Hy

x

unknown

Shepard, John Doe

x

unknown

Smith, S. H.

x

unknown

Stevens, Frank

x

unknown

Stral, Max

x

unknown

Wilson, A.

x

Victoria House Lodging & Saloon

Hepburn, Norman, manager

x

White Navy (37)

Manning, F. A.

x

x

Yukon Sample Room, The

Mona, A., prop

x

x

x

x

Total “Saloons”

 

27

43

49

96



[1] The sources of data for this table include the U. S. Commissioner’s Records for April 1898; DeArmond, “Stroller” White for the summer of 1898; the 1899 Skagway City Directory, collected in the fall of 1898 and criminal records in NA-RG21, 1885-1900 (Sitka Division), Boxes 11-17 for November 1897, May 1898, and December 1898. In addition, an 1898 manuscript business directory prepared by Morgan Baird from newspaper advertisements dating from the period assisted in associating the names of proprietors with saloons.





Map of Saloons in Skagway in Fall 1903

These saloons would remain the only saloons in town until Prohibition




Map of the Skagway Saloons in the Fall of 1903: 7) The Board of Trade; 8) The Pack Train; 11) The Last Chance; 12) The Monogram; 22) The Seattle; 40) The Idaho; 41) The Mascot; 46) The Pantheon; 47) The Totem; C) St. Mark’s Catholic Church; D) The White Pass and Yukon Route Depot (Polk, Business Directory, 1903).



Ownership and Length of Operation of Skagway's Saloons 


These nine saloons were operating in the Fall of 1903. By 1916, when local prohibition became effective, only five saloons remained. 

From: Catherine Holder Spude, The Mascot Saloon: Archeological Investigations in Skagway, Alaska, Volume 10. Anchorage: US Department of the Interior, 2006, pp. 76-77.


Saloon/proprietor

Location

Start

End

# of months

BOARD OF TRADE SALOON (7)

221

Geo. Rice and Company (including Lee Guthrie)

523-527 6th Avenue

Oct-1897

1899

24

Lee Guthrie

523-527 6th Avenue

1899

Jul-1902

29

Cleveland Hall  and Joseph Engel (managers)

523-527 6th Avenue

Jul-1902

1903

12

Cleveland Hall,  Wm. Sime, and Joseph Engel,  (managers)

523-527 6th Avenue

1903

1906

36

Fred C. Flaherty, William Sime, and George Woodburn

Broadway and 5th, SW corner

1906

1907

12

Fred C. Flaherty and George Woodburn

Broadway and 5th, SW corner

1907

Apr-1914

108

Fred C. Flaherty

Broadway and 4th, SE corner

Apr-1914

Jul-1916

27

IDAHO LIQUOR HOUSE (40)

174

W. N. Rinehart

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

Dec-1897

Jun-1899

18

W. F. Matlock

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

Jun-1899

1901

24

W. F. Matlock and R. C. Smith

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

1901

Jun-1902

12

Wm. W. Boughton and Joseph G. Smith

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

Jun-1902

Nov-1904

17

Smith, Joseph G.

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

Nov-1904

1906

24

(Horse Shoe Saloon) (40)

79

W. L. Speer and Albert Reinert

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

1906

Jun-1909

31

W. L. Speer

Broadway and 3rd, NW corner

Jun-1909

1913?

48?

LAST CHANCE SALOON (11)

60

Ed Drew

Broadway and 5th, SE corner

1898

1899

12

Ed Drew and Tom Maher

Broadway and 5th, SE corner

1899

1901

24

Zwiefehofer, Franz

Broadway and 5th, SE corner

1901

1903

24

MASCOT SALOON (41)

218

Charles Rohback

Broadway and 3rd, SE corner

May-1898

Jun-1899

13

Albert  Reinert and Charles Saake

Broadway and 3rd, SE corner

Jun-1899

May 1901

23

Albert  Reinert

Broadway and 3rd, SE corner

May 1901

Aug-1916

182

MONOGRAM  SALOON (12)

124

A. Bloom

Unknown

Dec-1897

1899

13

A. Bloom and Emil Korach

511 Broadway

1899

1908

63

Emil Korach

511 Broadway

1909

1913?

48

PACK TRAIN SALOON (8)

202

George L. and Co. Rice

Broadway and 6th, SW corner

Aug-1897

Nov-1901

27

J. E. Fletcher and Charley Greenwall

Broadway and 6th, SW corner

Nov-1901

Apr-1902

5

Charley Greenwall and D. E. Wallace

Broadway and 6th, SW corner

Apr-1902

Aug-1902

4

R. C. Smith and W. F. Matlock

Broadway and 6th, SW corner

Aug-1902

Nov-1902

3

R. C. Smith and John L. Gage

Broadway and 6th, SW corner

Nov-1902

Dec-1904

23

John L. Gage, Fred Patten, and Chris E. Shea

Broadway and 6th, SW corner

Dec-1904

Oct-1906

22

Fred Patten and Chris E. Shea

Broadway and 5th, SW corner

Oct-1906

Jun-1908

20

Grimm, Hermann

Broadway and 5th, SE corner

Jun-1908

?

68

Grimm, Hermann

Broadway between 3rd and 4th

?

July 1916

29

PANTHEON SALOON (46)

158

John F. Anderson, Jack Peterson

Broadway and 4th, SW corner

Jul-1903

Sep-1904

14

John F. Anderson, Fred C. Flaherty and George Sullivan

Broadway and 4th, SW corner

Sep-1904

Oct-1906

25

John F. Anderson

Broadway and 4th, SW corner

Oct-1906

Aug-1916

120

SEATTLE SALOON (22)

128

Miller, Ernst

510 Broadway

Oct-1897

June-1898

8

Grimm, Hermann

State and 6th NW corner

Jun-1898

Aug-1901

38

Grimm, Hermann

State and 6th SE corner

Aug-1901

Sep-1903

25

Grimm, Hermann

State and 6th NW corner

Sep-1903

Jun-1908


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