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The Way We Were

June 22, 1922 Wrangell now has an exclusive permit for water power development on Mill Creek, at Virginia Lake on the mainland across from Wrangell Island. The application made by the town was in conflict with an application made by J. G. Galvin....

 

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June 15, 1922 One of the oldest totems in Alaska has been erected on the dock near the bonded warehouse. This rare totem was originally erected by the Natives in the old town of Howkan which was deserted years ago. This totem was transferred by the...

 

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June 8, 1922 The town council held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday evening. The matter of water rates was discussed and on motion it was ordered that beginning with June 1 an extra charge of 25 cents per month be made to all families...

 
 By Marc Lutz    About Town    June 8, 2022

Name the raven and be a part of comic strip history

If you're a regular reader who peruses the pages of the Sentinel each week, and if you're not a humorless sourpuss who avoids the comics, you've no doubt seen "Ritter's River," which debuted last...

 

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June 1, 1922 Five dollars will be paid to any person who furnishes information leading to conviction of anyone fishing in the city dam or the waters above the dam. Fishing or taking fish from the city dam has been prohibited and the parents of minor...

 

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May 25, 1922 Dr. Edward T. Mathes, mayor of Bellingham, Washington, who has been in Wrangell this week, is of the opinion that the biggest thing that Alaska has to sell is her scenery, and that by capitalizing on her scenery the same as done in...

 

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May 18, 1922 Judge Charles E. Bunnell, president of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, arrived on the Jefferson on Saturday and called on Miss Rees, school superintendent. He also met members of the school board and Parent-Teacher...

 

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May 11, 1922 The high school students appreciate the aid and cooperation they received from the citizens, merchants and teachers in staging their play. A great part of its success was due to the interest shown by the people of Wrangell. Mr. Palmer...

 

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May 11, 1922 The first interschool meet even held in Alaska came to a close on Monday evening. The first basketball game was held Wednesday afternoon, when the all stars of Wrangell defeated the Douglas team, 38-17. This initial victory for the local...

 

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April 27, 1922 The high school students appreciate the aid and cooperation they received from the citizens, merchants and teachers in staging their play. A great part of its success was due to the interest shown by the people of the town. Mr. Palmer...

 

Keeping Wrangell clean

Craig and Rachel Dietzman pick up trash along the freight yard at the city barge landing as part of the annual community cleanup effort last Saturday. And the Van Slyke and Carney families pick up...

 

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April 20, 1922 Messrs. Hansen and Lystad arrived here from Seattle recently and will enter the mild-curing seafood business. They will be located where the Ripley Fish Co. formerly had its station, and they will also have a scow near Shakes Island...

 

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April 13, 1922 The high school play, “Mary Jane’s Pa,” will be given in the Redmen’s Hall on Saturday, April 15. It is in three acts with a cast of 15 characters and will have two performances. At the afternoon performance, which is given so...

 

The Way We Were

March 30, 1922 Probably the largest audience seen in Wrangell during the past year was the one that greeted Alaska Territorial Delegate to Congress Dan Sutherland at the Redmen’s Hall on Tuesday evening. In his opening remarks, Mr. Sutherland...

 

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March 30, 1922 The best news in Wrangell in a long time came this week in the form of a letter from the Federal Power Commission, indicating a willingness to grant an exclusive permit to the town of Wrangell for the purpose of water power development...

 

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March 23, 1922 With the Inter-School Meet at Juneau only five weeks away, the need for concerted action on part of the people in Wrangell has become more evident. Everyone is enthusiastic about the meet, as Wrangell wants to be put on the map...

 

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March 16, 1922 So rapid has been the growth of the city library, established only a few months ago, that additional bookshelves were requested by the Library Board at the March meeting of the Civic Improvement Club. A box of fine reference books was...

 

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March 9, 1922 The following excerpt from a letter of Acting Governor Thiele will interest residents of Wrangell who are being asked to join the Alaska Historical Association. “I heartily concur with you in securing an appropriation from the coming...

 

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March 2, 1922 The representative of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, W.L. Paul, favors a bill prohibiting fish traps in any bay or channel less than three miles wide, one mile from creeks and one mile from the entrance to bays. Mr. Paul said the...

 

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Feb. 23, 1922 The Firemen’s Annual Benefit Ball on the evening of Washington’s Birthday was well attended and a huge success socially. Apparatus from the fire hall was used most effectively in the decorative scheme. Carl Carlson acted as floor...

 

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Feb. 16, 1922 The recommendation of the Board of Engineers to Congress for an appropriation of $50,000 for a breakwater for the protection of Wrangell harbor is as welcome as it was unexpected. Just a short time ago the board had publicly announced...

 

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Feb. 9, 1922 Probably the most welcome news contained in this issue of the Sentinel is that the Wrangell sawmill will start up next week. During the next two months the mill will be busy on orders for Southeast Alaska customers. After that, there...

 

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Feb. 2, 1922 Cliff Wood, of the Veterans’ Bureau, will be arriving on Saturday. Many perplexing questions have arisen about ex-servicemen concerning their status or rights. Are you one of the Legion boys who is in doubt at some point relating to yo...

 

Correction

Chamber of commerce assistant Luana Wellons’ last name was misspelled in the Jan. 20 issue of the Sentinel....

 

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Jan. 26, 1922 The high school English I class had a first introduction to debating last Friday. The question was, “Resolved, that the Petersburg basketball team has a chance of winning over the Wrangell High School team next Saturday.” The...

 

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