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The Way We Were


March 16, 2017

March 15, 1917: Forty years ago last Saturday Judge Wm. G, Thomas arrived in Wrangell. When asked if any of the buildings that were here then are still standing Judge Thomas said: “The only buildings standing now which were here when I landed on March 10, 1877, are the buildings of the old garrison. The building now occupied by F.D. Bronson, the customs collector, was the Captain’s quarters. The big log building which is now used as a jail was then the barracks proper, while the small log building used as an office for the United States commissioner was the military wardrobe.” Asked...

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