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The Way We Were

October 9, 1919 The Town of Wrangell now owns the float at the rear of the Wrangell hotel. A year ago the council took an option for one year on the float, paying Mr. Grant $50, which amount was to apply on the purchase price of $500 in case the...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

October 2, 1919 The launch, Sarabel, in charge of L.L. Wyatt left Point Warde Wednesday morning with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wyatt and two children for Wrangell, but before the entrance to the back channel was reached they had the misfortune to strike a...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

September 25, 1919 At the meeting of Alaska Labor Union No. 10 to be held Saturday night delegates will be elected to the first territorial convention of the Alaska Labor Union, which will convene in Juneau Oct. 10. At present there is no...

 

The Way We Were

September 18, 1919 Improvements which will be of valuable aid to navigation on the Stikine are soon to begin, according to G.B Hull, district engineer, Department of Public Works, who arrived from Prince Rupert a few days ago. Mr. Hull recently made...

 

The Way We Were : In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

September 11, 1919 One of the prettiest war souvenirs we have seen was received this week by Wrangell man, O. A. Brown, from the American Can Company. The shell is of brass, over three inches in diameter and 2 ½ feet in length. The following note...

 

Northern lights over Wrangell

The northern lights could be seen shining over Wrangell last week. Many people came out of their homes late at night to catch a glimpse of them. Pictured here are the lights, and the big dipper,...

 

Swim team prepping for first meet and for future fundraising

The Wrangell High School Swim Team is hard at work preparing for their first meet of the season, in Juneau on Sept. 20 and 21. They are also preparing for several fundraisers. As the school's only...

 

WVFD's fire training system making trip to Ketchikan

Community members may have noticed an oddly-shaped shipping container sitting outside the public safety building last weekend. DeeDee Blatchley, with the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department, said that...

 

The Way We Were

September 4, 1919 Arnt Sorset is erecting a two story building on Front Street opposite the Uhler block. The building is 40x80 feet at the base, while the upper story is 24x40 feet. Mr. Sorset will open a meat market in the new building as soon as...

 

The Way We Were

August 28, 1919 For the first time in the history of the Alaska Customs district the number of vessels documented in Alaska has passed the 1,000 mark. The close of the fiscal year, June 30 found 1,018 vessels of all sizes and classes registered with...

 

Telephone pole replacement along Church Street

A section of Church Street was closed off Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, to allow Wrangell Municipal Light & Power to erect a new telephone pole. According to Rod Rhoades, with the light & power...

 

Fish fry draws crowds and funds

The Mariners' Memorial fish fry was a success, according to board president Jenn Miller-Yancey. Despite rainy weather forcing the event to relocate from Heritage Harbor to the downtown pavilion, many...

 

WCA backpack drive

Cheryl and Cynthia Karras wearing their brand new backpacks, which they received as part of the Wrangell Cooperative Association's back to school backpack drive. The WCA received over 130 backpacks...

 

Coming in for a landing

Alaska Airlines' evening flight coming in for a landing around 4 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 16. Wrangell, in general, receives two flights from Alaska Airlines on a daily basis. Wrangell's airport is...

 

The Way We Were

August 21, 1919 Major Jack Hamilton, “soldier of fortune” and veteran of the late war, who has been travelling through Alaska for the past ten weeks on a lecture tour, arrived here from Petersburg last evening accompanied by Madame Hamilton. He...

 

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