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The Way We Were

Jan. 25, 1923 The cost per capita of schools in incorporated towns and school districts in the territory last year was $97.31, and of schools outside of such towns and districts was $103.14 according to a recent statement made by Commissioner of...

 

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Jan. 18, 1923 A two-story building more than 100 feet in length is to be erected on Front Street this spring by Tom Fugita, owner of the Wrangell Restaurant and Wrangell Bakery properties. The new building will be located between the Starland...

 

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Jan. 11, 1923 M. O. Johnson has ordered a small roadster, which he will convert upon its arrival into a delivery car for his laundry. The car was bought from J.O. Gross, who has an automobile business in Tacoma and who is a brother of W. L. Gross....

 

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Jan. 4, 1923 A record crowd witnessed the opening game of the basketball tournament Thursday afternoon between Wrangell and Ketchikan and got their money’s worth of thrills without a doubt. Kayhi played a fast game from the beginning and drew...

 

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Dec. 21, 1922 Wrangell basketball fans had an opportunity to see the high school team in speedy action last Friday night when they met the Kake town players. The Kake boys were a stalwart bunch, but they were unaccustomed to the latest rules and had...

 

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Dec. 14, 1922 Last Sunday evening, a service of more than common interest was held in the Presbyterian Church. Though erected 43 years ago and occupied continuously as a place of worship, the building had never been formally set apart as a house of...

 

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Dec. 7, 1922 A local business change took place Tuesday when F.E. Gingrass retired from the Wrangell Machine Shop, having sold his interest to W.R. Nevill. Mr. Gingrass had been with the business for the past 11 years. In April, 1920, Bert Harvie,...

 

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Nov. 30, 1922 J.G. Galvin arrived in town Saturday after being out with engineers for the past several weeks. Mr. Galvin stated that John P. Van Orsdel of the J.D. Lacy Co. is preparing a report on timber conditions in the vicinity of Wrangell. The...

 

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Nov. 23, 1922 J. Stockley Ligon, who was sent to Alaska by the U.S. Biological Survey to investigate wolf attacks, came to town this week, having caught six wolves – four on Kupreanof and two on Zarembo. Ligon is not so much concerned in actual...

 

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Nov. 16, 1922 The PTA committee on playgrounds, appointed at the last meeting, reported having visited two tracts of land close in. One was the tract back of the residence of the Salvation Army captain near Church Street. It was stated that this land...

 

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Nov. 9, 1922 At a public meeting at the city hall Thursday evening, the Alaska Game Protective Association of Wrangell was organized. Officers elected were: Chas.Benjamin, president; J.G. Grant, vice president; Dr. R.J. Diven, secretary-treasurer....

 

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Nov. 2, 1922 The Civic Club held its monthly meeting last Saturday at the library and went on record in favor of legislation giving women the right to serve as jurors. All women voters of Wrangell are urged to go to the polls at the coming election...

 

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Oct. 17, 1922 Mrs. Thomas Ukas has opened a home bakery on Front Street in the building owned by J.G. Grant across from the Electric Light Plant, and has on sale delicious and wholesome homemade bread and pastries of all kinds. In a short time, Mrs....

 

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Oct. 19, 1922 The regular monthly meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association was held last Thursday evening at the schoolhouse. H. W. Gartley spoke forcibly and to the point regarding the need for a playground for children, aside from the playshed on...

 

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Oct. 5, 1922 The following letter received by Mrs. Josephine Mason refers to work allotted to the local Red Cross women last spring for convalescent hospitals. Twenty-two suits of pajamas and 12 convalescent robes were made. For a few weeks a few...

 

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Oct. 5, 1922 Better Homes Week is to be observed throughout America Oct. 9-14. Twenty-two governors are taking part in the movement. Gov. Scott C. Bone, who early gave his support to the movement, made the following statement today: “Alaska has...

 

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Sept. 28, 1922 A party of prospectors came into town last week with an extensive collection of samples of various kinds of ore taken on the Iskoot in British Columbia. Some of the metals were gold, silver, lead and copper. The samples were forwarded...

 

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Sept. 21, 1922 The Wrangell Parent-Teacher Association held its first meeting for the school year last Thursday night. There was a good attendance. Several matters pertaining to the welfare of the...

 

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Sept. 14, 1922 At the Wrangell Commercial Club weekly luncheon at the Wrangell Hotel last Monday, officers of the Civic Improvement Club were present as guests. A number of worthy projects were...

 

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Sept. 7, 1922 A seaplane arrived here last night piloted by Roy Jones of Ketchikan. It alighted beautifully near the dock of the Alaska Sanitary Packing Co. Mr. Jones has made several flights today, taking up local people. Among those who have enjoye...

 

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Aug. 31, 1922 A call for a meeting for the purpose of organizing a rod and gun club was made two weeks ago, but there was such a small turnout that those present thought it better to defer the matter of organizing until there could be a more...

 

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Aug. 24, 1922 One of the largest single shipments of lumber ever by the Willson & Sylvester Mill Co. was made Wednesday afternoon when Barge No. 29 of the Foss Launch & Tug Co. was towed away from the mill dock with almost half a million feet of lumb...

 

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Aug. 17, 1922 A number of matters affecting game conditions in this region have been brought to the attention of the Wrangell Commercial Club. While the club is willing to give its moral support to any movement in the interest of better game conditio...

 

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Aug. 10, 1922 It has been decided to use the Guild Room back of St. Philip’s gymnasium for kindergarten, which the Wrangell school will add this year. There is no room in the school building for such a department, and a survey of the available...

 

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Aug. 3, 1922 The Wenonah, with A.M. Sobieralski commanding, was in port Saturday and Sunday. This is a Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel and has been in Southeast Alaska the past two months during which time a precise triangulation has been extended...

 

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