The History of Creek Street can be summed up as where fish and fishermen go up the creek to spawn, oh my! Creek Street is known as Ketchikan’s old red-light district.
Creek Street Ketchikan is built over the water and the bootleggers would simply wait until high tide to row their rowboats right up the stream to deliver their goods in the cloak of darkness. Most of the houses on Creek Street had hidden ‘trap doors’ underneath the house just to receive delivery!
A city ordinance banished brothels from the city center to "Indian Town" area on the east side of the street in 1903.
If you’re walking along Creek Street, do not miss the chance to check out Married Man’s Trail, a staircase and wooden boardwalk extension of Creek Street. Married Man’s Trail goes over the river and through the woods....but not to grandma’s house! No, Married Man’s Trail was once just a muddy path along the creek that men would use to discreetly visit the working houses along Creek Street instead of being ‘caught’ walking in the front doors!
Now you can walk the boardwalks and enjoy the many shops and restaurants.
Can you spy our black cat mascot, Casper? He's being very discreet!
We've crafted this boardwalk scene from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and it's story printed on the back. Made in the USA.