Dolly's House Author:June Allen Dolly's House- No. 24 Creek Street, Ketchikan- is a residuum of the lusty past of a frontier Alaska town. Here "the creek" was another name for the "line" where fisherman, miners- and some more genteel characters- found entertainment and feminine companionship. — The chatelaine of the establishment,Thelma D Copeland, who took the name Dolly Arthu... more »r, came to Alaska in 1914. She moved to the creek in 1919 and lived there until her death in 1975. When interviewed, at age 83 for this book, Dolly revealed with candor her colorful life and many of the incidents that made the creek notorious.
The line flourished for half a century. Dolly's house welcomed many guest in the past. Her house has been reopened to the public. Here, one may experience an intimate look "behind the red light" and at a very interesting life of that era.« less