"It's spelled I-T-J-E-N. But pronounced 'itchen.'"

The man who worked to preserve and promote the history of Skagway Alaska


Tourism promotor, poet, streetcar operator. Martin Itjen was all these and more. Above all, he is an Americana character whose story is in sore need of telling. Enjoy your time exploring Martin's story on these pages.

About Martin

Martin's Biography
Martin's Family Tree
Martin's Home

Skagway Tourism

The Streetcar
In Hollywood
Soapy Smith

In Martin's Words

Articles about Martin
Letters from Martin
Martin's Poetry



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Welcome to the definitive Website on Martin Itjen. I have had a lifelong fascination with this colorful character with whom I have a family connection. This Website is a showcase of the photos, articles and other treasures I've gathered over the years.

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If you have material or stories about Martin Itjen that you would like to share, contact me! I'd love to hear from you and add to the Itjen lore.

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