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The Way We Were


August 2, 1917: At the last meeting of the Civic Improvement Club it was decided to purchase from Mrs. Minnie Rosenthal of Seattle the lot adjoining the school property on the southeast. This lot is to be used as a children’s playground, and will be deeded to the town. The price paid for the lot was $400. It has a frontage of 39 1/3 feet, and extends from Second Street back to Cassiar Street. The mere purchase of a lot for $400 is a small matter when considered solely was a business transaction. But this purchase of a playground for the school children by a few Wrangell ladies organized i...

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