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Douglas is a community on Douglas Island in southeastern Alaska, directly across the Gastineau Channel from downtown Juneau.Today, Douglas is a residential community on Douglas Island and the only traditional school left on Douglas is Gastineau Elementary, which serves all the Douglas Island elementary aged students. The Douglas Public Library is part of the Capital City Libraries, and a couple restaurants and bars exist (The Island Pub, Louie's Douglas Inn, and The Douglas Café). The town’s population dropped over the years, but recently is up to about 3000 people, or close to 10 percent of the City and Borough of Juneau’s population. Douglas gets its water and electricity from Juneau and has a mix of onsite and municipal (diverted to Juneau) wastewater treatment.The Alaska Department of Corrections has its headquarters in Douglas.
It was revealed by Seattle Times (2000-present) on February 23rd, 2012 that Hilda Julian died in Washington. Julian was 94 years old and was born in Douglas, AK. Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Hilda's life.
Douglas was once a larger town than neighboring Juneau, Alaska but dwindled in the early 1900s as mining activity moved to other locations. Douglas, Alaska is an area on Douglas Island in southeastern Alaska. It is connected to Juneau, which is on the Alaska mainland, by a bridge over the Gastineau Channel that separates them.
Population of Douglas before absorption
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originated in 1881 as a place providing services to miners of the nearby Treadwell gold mine, and was incorporated as a city in 1902.
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