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The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.


In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

July 10, 1913: The Fourth of July was celebrated in Wrangell in the good old-fashioned way. At the hour of midnight, fire-crackers, torpedoes and in fact any contrivance that could be made to make a noise was begun and throughout the morning sleep was out of the question for those who lived near the “firing line.” The day was exceptionally fine and with the exception of occasional showers was all that could be wished for. Early in the day people began to arrive from the different towns and camps adjacent to Wrangell, all eager to join in th...

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