7 things you dont know about Alaska
Bailey - Talha
Name of Kecthikan:
The people named after Ketchikan Creek , it is the river that flows through the town. It is a Tlinglit name for creek, the meaning of this word in unclear. It may mean "the river belonging to Kitsch"; other people thinks this means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle". In modern Tlingit language this name is also known as Kichxaan.
The totems at the two parks are carvings of older poles, it is a practice that began during the Roosevelt Administration through the Civilian Conservation Corps.The Heritage Center displays also preserves 19th-century poles.
Tongass Hostorical Museum:
Ketchikan has buildings constructed above the water pilings. This is also a location for annual fishing contest. The Ketchikan campus of the University of Alaska Southeast opened as a college in 1954. Deer Mountain Hatchery, releases thousands of salmon, Ketchikan is also popular tourist site because of this. Tongass Historical Museum exhibits on the history of Ketchikan and southeastern Alaska.
"Ketchikan Overview."TravelKetchikan.22 July 2011. Web.5 March 2014