Ketchikan is the city most South East in Alaska with a significant size. Its economy is based on tourism and fishing. The city is known as the salmon capital of the world.
One of the biggest attractions there is the Misty Fjords national monument. For the biggest part of the second half of the 20th century Ketchikan’s economy and life happened around the Ketchikan Pulp Company in the nearby Ward Cove.
Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek flowing through the city. It also has the biggest collection of standing totem poles in the world, mostly on these three locations: Saxman, Totem Bight State Park and the Totem Heritage Center.
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