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The Way We Were

 

September 28, 2017



October 4, 1917: War was declared on Wrangell Saturday night by Oscar Weston, who, after mixing drinks too freely, became enraged over imaginary offenses. Weston went aboard a gas boat tied to the slip of the Columbia and Northern dock and opened fire on the town with a 280 Ross high power rifle. Fortunately he aimed a little too high to do any harm, but the whistling of bullets overhead was not very welcome music. The officers, knowing that Weston was insane for the time being, and wishing to take him alive, permitted Charlie Olesen, who knew Weston pretty well, to undertake his arrest. Th...



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