“Absolutely Creek Street”, © Halli Kenoyer and Ray Troll, 1997
In the days of yore Creek Street was a bawdy, rollicking red light district full of fun, danger and wild adventure for many a hapless soul. It was a funky mixture of prostitutes ( known as “ladies of the line “ or “sporting” women), spawning salmon, horny fishermen, miners, loggers, Native Americans, loose dollars, madmen and madams. Today it has galleries, gift shops, and restaurants galore but on certain moonlit nights local inebriates still enthusiastically reenact salacious scenes of immoral debauchery.
This original pastel drawing is hanging proudly at the Ketchikan Coffee Company in the New York Hotel in Ketchikan. It’s especially fun with 3 D glasses!