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In 1912, Arthur G. Shoup introduced a bill to establish the Alaska Pioneer Home at Sitka. With the permission given by The Navy Department, the old barracks was used and so the Sitka Pioneer Home was opened in September 1913.

During its early years, only the impoverished were admitted inside. By the 1930?s, the maintenance of the buildings was becoming a challenge. The Congress then enacted the law granting it to the Territory of Alaska. Following this is the construction of a new building, which still stands today.

The new structure did not have facilities for women at first and it continued to house 170 men. In 1949, funds were provided to establish a women?s Home. As a result, the church adjoining the home was bought.

Today, the Sitka Pioneer Home houses 75 men and women providing them with care on different levels.
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