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The Way We Were

Feb. 21, 1924 The new telephone system that was installed the first of the month instead of being considered an innovation and a luxury was straightway accepted as a necessity to the majority of citizens here. New subscribers have been added so...

 

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Feb. 14, 1924 Last Saturday, Dr. Anna Brown Kearsley reported a case of typhoid fever to the Wrangell Board of Health, the patient being James Nolan. The general impression prevailing in Wrangell last week was that W.D. Grant, Mrs. Stephen D. Grant...

 

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Feb. 7, 1924 Wrangell’s Town Team triumphed over their rivals, the American Legion, in a fast and rough game at the rink on Tuesday night, 25-12. The basketball game was played as a benefit for the high school team which was leaving the next day...

 

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Jan. 31, 1924 Arrangements have been made whereby the Wilson & Sylvester Mill Co. sawmill is to become a lumber manufacturing plant on a large scale. The present mill will resume operations next week, and at the same time work will begin on the...

 

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Jan. 24, 1924 A new device that is a wonderful improvement in the power trolling gurdy and which will be a boon to fishermen has been invented by Steven A. Shepherd of Wrangell. With the aid of this new line-hauling device, the fishing lines are...

 

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Jan. 17, 1924 The Women’s Council held their regular meeting last Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock and continued their work for planning a program for the year. In connection with the plans for the coming tourist season, a committee for totems and...

 

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Jan. 10, 1924 The library report given at the Civic Club meeting last Saturday showed the biggest cash receipts since the library was started, at $15.10. Patrons of the library borrowed 140 books during December and 46 magazines. About 30 books of...

 

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Jan. 3, 1924 The liveliest event of the holidays for Wrangell was the big doubleheader basketball game between local teams and visiting teams from Kake. The first game was played between the All Stars of Wrangell and the Kake school team, and...

 

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Dec. 20, 1923 O.D. Leet, who has been in correspondence with members of the Wrangell Commercial Club for several months, arrived here a few days ago. He was present at the Commercial Club luncheon last Monday and laid his proposition before that...

 

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Dec. 13, 1923 Red Campbell of the Mountain City Athletic Club has arranged with Mickey Prescot to train the latter, and believes that he will prove the best boxer in Alaska for his class. “The kid is game; he has brains and an almost perfect...

 

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Dec. 6, 1923 The monthly report of the community nurse as given to the executive board of the Red Cross reveals the need of the nursing service for the community for as long a time as it can possibly be continued. The fact that a thoroughly...

 

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Nov. 29, 1923 The U.S. Bureau of Education boat Boxer, Capt. S. T. L. Whittman commanding, with W.T. Lopp, had in its cargo 92 reindeer carcasses from St. Lawrence Island, near the Siberian coast. When Mr. Lopp expressed his willingness to...

 

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Nov. 22, 1923 Today at noon at the Wrangel Hotel the accommodations were taxed to capacity by an unusually large group that attended the regular weekday luncheon. Commissioner L.D. Henderson told of the progress of the educational movement and the gr...

 

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Nov. 15, 1923 Word was received from John Hooper, president of the Tourists’ Society, that in addition to giving a number of newspaper interviews regarding his trip north, he will set different topics for each address, dwelling principally upon...

 

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Nov. 8, 1923 The returns of Tuesday’s special election show that the people of Wrangell are overwhelmingly in favor of a division of the territory. The vote of the Wrangell precinct stood 199 for and 7 against territorial division. There were 35...

 

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Nov. 1, 1923 W. J. Bradley and family arrived from Twin Falls, Idaho, on the Northwestern Monday night. Mr. Bradley has come north to engage in the ranching business on Farm Island. He brought with him a good supply of farming implements, six head...

 

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Oct. 25, 1923 Volume 1, Number 1, Buy 1, of the School News of the Wrangell Public School is off the mimeograph. The publication is brim full of interesting reading pertaining to school life in general and the Wrangell school in particular. The...

 

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Oct. 18, 1923 The PTA held a well attended meeting at the school house last Thursday evening. A geological cabinet has been purchased for the school by the PTA at the suggestion of the Rev. Corser, and a collection of specimens will be started at onc...

 

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Oct. 11, 1923 Wrangell’s John Hanson has received letters of patent on two inventions that will greatly facilitate the business of trolling. One of Mr. Hanson’s inventions is a gaff hook, and the other a trolling swivel. The swivel relates to an...

 

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Oct. 4, 1923 For the past 20 years, big game hunters have been going into British Columbia’s Cassiar and coming out with wonderful trophies as evidence of their prowess as hunters. However, it remained for D. W. Bell of West Port, Pa., to get the...

 

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Sept. 27, 1923 Little Beatrice Palmer added several dollars to the Red Cross fund Monday when the Alaska was in port. Mrs. Stephen Grant, the community nurse, and Mrs. Shurick hastily set up a Red Cross booth outside the Wrangell Hotel when the boat...

 

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Sept. 13, 1923 Wrangell’s first clown and the first clown for the majority of youngsters here paraded down Front Street Saturday afternoon, leading his “Company” of the youngsters of town who took part in the pet parade. The parade was part of...

 

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Sept. 13, 1923 The pictorial section of a recent issue of The New York Times contains some excellent views taken at the time of President Harding’s visit to Wrangell. One exceptionally fine picture is that of Mrs. Harding, Junior Barnes and an...

 

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Sept. 6, 1923 J. Frank Callbreath, one of the best known businessmen of the Cassiar, arrived Thursday last week. “We are having a good season in the Cassiar,” said Mr. Callbreath, interviewed at the Wrangell Hotel. “The road from Telegraph...

 

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Aug. 30, 1923 Arrangements for the library benefit program and dance, which will be given by the Civic Club next Monday evening at the Redmen Hall, have been completed. Music by a newly organized orchestra under the leadership of O. A. Bronson has...

 

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