The Way We Were


April 13, 2017

April 19, 1917:

Old Glory is now in

evidence in Wrangell as never before. Almost every house has its flag. But there is one

mammoth flag, which represents the town as a whole. It is 10x20 feet in size and was hoisted last Friday on Mount Dewey. A tall spruce tree was trimmed of its limbs, and Old Glory now waves proudly several hundred feet above the town, The flag was presented to the town by Blind Ton, an old Indian doctor, who, with his crippled wife, lives near the power plant. It was no small job to climb a large tree in the cold wind and convert it into a flagpole, and the party of...

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