Born in 1970, I was a student in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District from 1975 to 1988. I attended three schools, two of which were in my neighborhood, Houghtaling Elementary School and Ketchikan High School (Kayhi). Attending Schoenbar Middle School, I rode the school bus, although I occasionally walked. The movie theater was downtown, which was nearly the distance to from my home to school, and I walked there all the time. I remember walking alone to Houghtaling Elementary from my first day of kindergarten. Following this walking tour is a great way to see Ketchikan as it takes you through historical downtown.