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The Mascot Saloon, Skagway

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  • The Mascot Saloon is a restored bar from the early 1900s. It will take you no more than 30 minutes to visit and read more about the history of Skagway at that time. There is a restroom provided... 
    The Mascot Saloon is a restored bar from the early 1900s. It will take you no more than 30 minutes to visit and read more about the history of Skagway at that time. There is a restroom provided...  more »
  • If you are interested in history this is a good place stop in and see. There are no tours but there is plenty to see and read, self guided I guess. Was nice for a break from the business of the... 
    If you are interested in history this is a good place stop in and see. There are no tours but there is plenty to see and read, self guided I guess. Was nice for a break from the business of the...  more »
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  • What a cool little place.This old saloon makes you feel like you're in an old western movie!!!Like many gold rush era buildings in town of Skagway, no exact date of construction can yet be given for the Mascot Saloon. Dated photographs and other documents suggest that it was built sometime in March 1898. Located on "Steamboat Row" (named for the numerous steamship companies' offices in the area), the Mascot was always popular. Serving longshoremen and others, however, proved troublesome. Fighting, pulling pistols, or throwing stones through the plate glass windows were some of the incidents reported in the local press. Initially women and children were required to use a separate "family entrance" along Third Avenue. They were not allowed to socialize with the men at the bar due to Alaska law. The Mascot was a center for information and activities around Skagway. During the gold rush days, weary stampeders could "flop" their bedroll down on the floor and sleep before setting out on the trail. Newspapers from Skagway and Seattle were sold in town and read out loud at the bar so everyone knew the happenings of the day. The installation of the telegraph line brought in news and sporting events directly to the bar patrons and free lunches were served to the customers to attract business and to get them to drink.
  • Very cool recreation of an old time bar/saloon when the Klondike Gold Rush occurred here in Skagway. They also have some historical notes and pictures to help better illustrate what life was like. A must stop by for history buffs if you are in Skagway

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