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The Way We Were

November 8, 1917: A cry of distress was heard in Wrangell about 10 o’clock Tuesday night when a passenger off the Dispatched walked off the Columbia and Northern dock, falling into four feet of water. The traveler had been seen uptown for several...

 

The way we were

November 1, 1917: Beginning with tomorrow Nov. 2, letter postage will be three cents. Postals and post cards will be two cents. Drop letters in towns without carrier service will remain one cent. November 6, 1942: The appearance of the three horses...

 

The Way We Were

October 25, 1917: An enjoyable event in Native circles on Monday night was a dance given by the crews of the gas boats “Albatross” and “Lake Bay” in honor of the local members of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. The dance was held in the band h...

 

The Way We Were

October 18, 1917: Dr. W. J. Pigg returned Saturday from Ft. Seward at Haines where he took a physical examination and passed. He expects to receive notice any day to report somewhere for medical examination. Dr. Pigg hopes soon to get a commission...

 

The Way We Were

October 11, 1917: An erroneous impression prevails in Wrangell that the town is likely to be left without a doctor. This condition has been anticipated by the War Department. When a physician offers his services to his country and receives a call it...

 

The Way We Were

October 4, 1917: War was declared on Wrangell Saturday night by Oscar Weston, who, after mixing drinks too freely, became enraged over imaginary offenses. Weston went aboard a gas boat tied to the slip of the Columbia and Northern dock and opened...

 

Stork Report

Leland Dawson Helgeson was born in Seattle on August 20, 2017 to Lauren Simpson Helgeson and Andrew Helgeson. He weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Drs. Duke...

 

It's Grandparents' Day!

Students at Evergreen Elementary were invited to bring along their elders to school last week during a pair of events. Students of Mrs. Miller's third grade class headed to the museum inside the...

 

The Way We Were

September 27, 1917: Charles Hawkesworth, superintendent of the Indian schools, was in Wrangell Saturday. He was present at the opening of the Native school at Hydaburg, which is in charge of J. P. Wells, a school man who comes from southern Oregon...

 

Grandparent's Day

September 12th & September 15th...

 

The Way We Were

September 20, 1917: The “Rag Doll Party” given at the Rink last evening under the direction of Mrs. C.G. Burnet for the benefit of the Red Cross was largely attended, and was a success financially. The 22 little people taking part furnished an...

 

Yesterday's News

September 13, 1917: The town council met in regular monthly session Thursday night. The school board was authorized to purchase three typewriters and a microscope. The school board was directed to submit plans for a shed for the school playground....

 

WHS runners

Wrangell High School's cross-country team gets in a group photo on August 26, after its first meet of the season in Juneau. Heading to Klawock the following weekend, senior student JD Barratt (second...

 

Yesterday's News

Sept. 6, 1917: Little Glenora Waters made her social debut Tuesday afternoon when she entertained a number of her little friends in honor of her first birthday. The large birthday cake with a single candle alight upon it formed an attractive feature...

 

Yesterday's News

August 30, 1917: Miss Genevieve Swift was married in San Francisco a few days ago to Walter Peterson. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Charles Borch of Wrangell. She was born at Klawack, and her childhood was spent in the north. Two years ago she...

 

Mist in the morning

A soft mist surrounds a floathouse in Shakes Slough early Sunday during a break in the rain. Heavy cloud cover and rains overshadowed most of the weekend, making Monday's eclipse unviewable to...

 

Paddle weekend

Six women paddled a section of the Stikine River, starting at Great Glacier on Thursday night and ending up in Wrangell on Sunday evening. Pictured having breakfast at the Chief Shakes Hot Tubs on...

 

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