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Juneau Empire: Mary Joyce inducted into the Alaska women’s hall of fame

Pioneer Mary Joyce was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame last week, according to Michael Ward, manager of the Taku Glacier Lodge.

Joyce was a Southeast Alaska entrepreneur and adventurer during the 1930s until her death in 1976. In 1935, Joyce successfully completed a 1,000-mile, three-month solo sled dog trek from the Taku Lodge, south of Juneau, to Fairbanks that earned her a place in Alaskan history, and the Taku Lodge a designated place on the National Registry of Historic Places.