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The Way We Were

Oct. 20, 1921 A new record in riverboat building is being established in Wrangell this week. The builder is Charles Binkley and the boat, which was begun Monday morning, will leave on high tide tomorrow afternoon for Telegraph Creek, B.C., with...

 

The Way We Were

Oct. 13, 1921 An enormous rutabaga, grown on the Kirk ranch near Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, appeared in the Coulter Meat Market window this week. It was brought down the Stikine River to Wrangell on the Hazel B on Sunday by D. W. Kirk, and...

 

The Way We Were

Oct. 6, 1921 The Town Council on Aug. 4 passed an order removing the extra charge of 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour, which the council has permitted Mr. Palmer to charge since May 1, 1920. A few days ago, Mr. Palmer and the Town Council had a...

 

The Way We Were

Sept. 29, 1921 After Oct. 1, the price of milk will be reduced to 20 cents a quart delivered to regular customers. There will be no reduction in the price of milk sold from Coulter’s meat market. Furthermore, those of our friends who are not...

 

The Way We Were

Sept. 22, 1921 Forest Examiner Kline has been a recent Wrangell visitor and while here made a trip up the river with Forest Ranger McKechnie to look over the trail that was put in from the garnet ledge several years ago. It has grown over since then...

 

The senator sold garnets, too

It was a homecoming of sorts when Sen. Lisa Murkowski (second from left) and her sister, Carol Murkowski Sturgulewski (left), visited the Ritchie family garnet and jewelry stand near the city dock on...

 

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...

 

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