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58.302N) became an important port
town after Joe Juneau and his partners struck gold in the area in 1880. It
became the Alaska territorial
capital in 1900. Government and lumbering sustain the local
economy. The town had a civilian airfield with regular
flights, and a military airfield was under construction in late
1941 and was completed on 1 March 1942.
The town was proposed by Roosevelt as the location for a summit meeting with Prime Minister Konoye in August 1941 to try to find a settlement between the United States and Japan. However, the proposal came to nothing.
Engelman, and Fairchild (1961; accessed 2013-7-5)
"Peace and War: United States Foreign Policy 1931-1941" (accessed 2013-7-5)
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