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Ketchikan is the fifth most populous city in the U.S. state of Alaska. Ketchikan's economy is based upon tourism and fishing, and the city is known as the "King Salmon Capital of the World." The Misty Fjords National Monument is one of the area's major attractions.

Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town.

Ketchikan comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, the meaning of which is unclear, although it may mean "the river belonging to Kitschk."

Ketchikan also has the world's largest collection of standing totem poles located at three major locations: Saxman Village, Totem Bight, and the Totem Heritage Center.

In August, 2005 the 2005 Highway Bill provided for $223m in subsidies to build a bridge nearly as long as the Golden Gate Bridge (dubbed by critics as the "Bridge to Nowhere") between Ketchikan and nearby Gravina Island (population: 50).

The subsidies were negotiated by Alaska's Rep. Don Young. It was hoped that the bridge would help spawn development on the island, which houses the city's airport.


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