Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


June 13, 1941: Wrangell’s first blackout in initial test of the Civil Defense organization Wednesday night was virtually a 100 percent operation. Of 168 men originally registered and assigned to stations, 145 reported when the siren blasted its signal at 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a check made by Mayor E.J. Wheeler and his staff at headquarters in the new Fire Station. Additional men, not previously registered, reported for duty, and the Farwest Alaska Company checked in with a complete fire fighting unit and emergency squadron from its cannery. Similar units are being formed at the...

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