Or even just stop in for some good conversation with the owner, Betsy, you're sure to get some good stories of the towns history. She is the fourth Skagway Grandmother to take part in their family's business ventures. Her great grandfather, George Dedman, started a laundry here in Skagway in 1898. His wife, Clara, joined him several months after his arrival. They purchased a two story mercantile building, moved it from State Street to Broadway and turned it into the Golden North Hotel in 1907.