Wrangell Sentinel -

By Mike Swasey
KHNS Radio Haines and Skagway 

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...

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