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The Way We Were

Sept. 15, 1921 Dick Howard and James Brison, well-known trappers who left here to spend the winter up the Iskut River hunting and trapping, returned to town this week having lost half their winter outfit last Friday on the way up. They had proceeded...

 

Cruisin' on a Sunday afternoon

The cruise ship Silver Muse made its final stop of the season in Wrangell last Sunday, carrying an estimated 250 passengers, just about one-third of the ship's capacity. The Silver Muse, at almost...

 

The Way We Were

Sept. 15, 1921 Fires invariably come in groups in Wrangell and three occurred within a short time during the past week. On Friday night, the McCulla house on Church Street had a small blaze on the roof; on Saturday forenoon, the house occupied by...

 

First-day smile

Baylee Daugherty (left) gives a COVID-safe high five to assistant principal Jenn Miller-Yancey as the fourth grader walks into the building for the first day of school Monday. Claire Rooney (above),...

 

The Way We Were

Sept. 1, 1921 The Zillah May sank off Strait Island on the evening of March 31. It was towed into port Monday night and is lying in the harbor, awaiting further attention from the local men who undertook to raise her. It will not be decided...

 

Drilling to learn what's underneath

The parking lot next to the WCA carving shed on Front Street was temporarily closed last Thursday as workers under the direction of Shannon & Wilson drilled soil samples from the property. The...

 

End-of-summer sunshine

The view from the water, pulling into Heritage Harbor on Monday, showed just how good it can look when the sun is out, the skies are blue, and the clouds are reflected in the water...

 

Packing up in style

Kindergartener Leeya Gillen was one of 154 Wrangell schoolchildren who went home Tuesday with new backpacks from the annual Wrangell Cooperative Association event. The backpacks, filled with school...

 

The Way We Were

Aug. 25, 1921 Sometime ago Col. W.B. Greeley, Chief Forester of the United States, left Washington for the purpose of spending a month in Alaska inspecting the timber, water power and other natural resources of the territory. Upon his return from...

 

Learning to give it their best shot

PGC Basketball, an organization that offers hundreds of camps across North America, came to Wrangell this week for a three-day basketball clinic. DK Klyn (left), one of the coaches, said the clinic...

 

Luck of the draw

Brittani Robbins, chamber of commerce executive director, spun the drum and announced the winners Monday of the business group's back-to-school shopping event. Ben Howe won the children's drawing,...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel

Aug. 25, 1921 The Wrangell Pulp and Paper Co., composed of local people with eastern connections, is busy with plans for the establishment of a pulp and paper mill in the Wrangell District. This company has made application to the Federal Power...

 

Laughs and lunches

Michael Cook (from left), Alexis Easterly, Jenna Eastaugh, Hailey Cook and Gavin Hunt enjoy Monday afternoon, relishing the sun as they catch up during their last days of summer break before classes...

 

Summer camp science for Scouts

Mariah Carney (from left), Claire Rooney and Sienna Kiesler worked on a science project at the Girl Scouts summer camp last Friday at Shoemaker Park. The campers learned about how the surface tension...

 

The Way We Were

Aug. 11, 1921 Some time ago a committee of Wrangell men, interested in marking the graves of unknown sailors and soldiers buried here, applied to the government for the necessary markers. Delegate Sutherland was asked to take the matter up with the...

 

Getting ready for the season to start

Tyson Messmer was among the high school swim team members practicing Friday in their first week of preparation for the season, which will start next month. Meets are tentatively planned for...

 

A bear-sized hug

Marina Fitzgerald gives Smokey a hug as the furry bruin made a special appearance at the public library Friday morning for the Bearfest festival's Read With a Ranger event. Kids and grown-ups were...

 

The Way We Were

Aug. 4, 1921 The Eagle boat, Bothwell, arrived from Craig on Thursday evening with Chief Deputy Collector of Customs Charles D. Garfield aboard. Mr. Garfield is making a tour of inspection of Southeast Alaska sub-ports and remained here until...

 

Bearfest runners

Heading out from the start in front of the Nolan Center, Patrick Howell (center, dark T-shirt, dark shorts, gray cap) took first place in the Bearfest marathon on Sunday with a time of 3:38:08. It...

 

The "Raven Story" stamp

The "Raven Story" stamp, designed by Juneau-based Rico Lanáat' Worl, a Tlingit and Athabascan artist, will have its official release Friday at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in J...

 

The Way We Were

July 28, 1921 An offer of several hundred books for Wrangell was received from the Juneau library this week. The books are from the Gastineau mine, which closed. The Juneau library is too crowded for them and many are duplicates of books already on...

 

A waterfront tradition

Bella Ritchie, 12, and Ryder Ritchie, 10, operate a booth near City Dock, catering to visitors who want to take back a piece of Wrangell history. The Ritchie family creates custom jewelry using...

 

Time for bear feast and Bearfest

A black bear sow nurses her cub near the trail, about 25 or 30 yards short of the U.S. Forest Service viewing platforms at Anan Creek in this 2019 photo. The bears of Anan may have given their name...

 

The Way We Were

July 21, 1921 Local strawberries of large size and delicious flavor have been on the market for nearly two weeks. Shipments of berries from Haines have also been received by local merchants. A beautiful Wrangell-raised geranium exhibited in a window...

 

The Way We Were

July 14, 1921 The movement which began here late in May to ask for an open season on beaver and marten for Southeast Alaska is gaining momentum, and the city council is asking other cities and towns of Southeast to help in the matter. At a meeting...

 

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