Skagway will search grounds of former mission school
October 21, 2021
Skagway’s borough assembly has voted unanimously to work with the Skagway Traditional Council to authorize ground-penetrating radar — and some shovel work — at the former Pious X Mission School site, which operated from 1932 to 1959 and served about 60 Indigenous children.
The property is now owned by the municipality, which uses it as a seasonal RV park.
The borough in recent years has considered redeveloping the property as a housing subdivision or making utility improvements and continuing RV services for independent travelers.
The Skagway Traditional Council has asked that they b...