The Way We Were
October 2, 1913: The assessment work for the year on the Silver King property on Aaron Creek on the mainland was finished last Thursday and the crew of men that have been working there for the summer returned to town. The property belongs to Silver King Company composed of J.E. Burg, Ludwig Burg, Sr., Ludwig Burg, Jr., Alfred Burg and Chris Wido, who have four claims that are holding forth promises of being some of the best mining claims in this district. They have a tunnel run 165 feet with a shaft of 14 feet cross cutting the vein and during the past six weeks have found some very fine looking ore which they have sent below to be assayed, the former assays having run from $20-$40 to the ounce. There is about 85 feet more to be drove on the tunnel which will be finished as soon as the opening in the spring providing the last assays are what they are expected.
September 30, 1938: Possibility that a ten-man CCC camp may be established at Kasaan to provide winter work for needy natives in the community was announced at Ketchikan recently by C.M. Archbold, who said if the camp is established work will start sometime next month and continue until April. Prospects to be undertaken probably would be sidewalk construction and rehabilitation of totem poles. He said also that three-fourths of a mile of a new road being constructed from Karta bay to Karta lake is ready to be surfaced. About a mile of the road is yet to be built. The project is being undertaken on a joint basis by the forest service, territorial highway department and Flagstaff Mining Company, which operates above Karta lake.
September 27, 1963: A competition aimed at the creation of a suitable centennial motto and emblem was announced by Robert D. Arnold, executive director of the Alaska Centennial Commission. “The Commission seeks a distinctive motto and emblem,” Arnold said, “to aid in the promotion of Alaska's one hundredth anniversary under the American flag.” He said the motto and or medallions, which are produced in connection with the Centennial celebration. Goals for the Centennial year, Arnold said, were “to fashion a statewide centennial of Alaskans and others which will appropriately commemorate the purchase of Alaska by the United States from Russia, to celebrate Alaska's rich heritage and to demonstrate to the people of the world Alaska's promise of the future.
September 29, 1988: All Wrangell residents were invited to attend the first meeting of the newly formed organization, Alaskans for Drug Free Youth, Thursday night at 7 in the high school commons area. Barbara Angerman, who will be appointed the group's treasurer, said the organization plans to focus on community awareness and education about the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse. Its first project will be a Red Ribbon Campaign during national Alcohol Awareness Week in October. Judy Baker is in charge of the project, Angerman said. Other officers to be elected at the Sept. 29 meeting are Doug Moore, president; and Nola Walker, secretary. President Doug Moore said he thinks the organization will be successful if it is able to go beyond just talking about the dangers of substance abuse. “I hope we will be able to come up with some concrete actions that illustrate the importance of a drug-free community,” he said. The group met several times at the end of the 1987-88 school year. Parents and other interested individuals formed the group in response to a substance abuse seminar offered at the high school. The group plans to meet one Thursday each month, Angerman said. The meetings will be open to the public.