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December 27, 2018

December 26, 1918

The new Willson Sylvester mill is nearing completion. The buildings are up, a great deal of the machinery and the engines and boilers are in place, and the finishing touches will be done in a few weeks’ time. Within two months, the hum of the saw will be heard once more and Wrangell’s chief industry will be in operation again.

It was last March that fire destroyed the old Willson, Sylvester mill that had been on the mainstay of the town for about 30 years. It was not until August that the work of rebuilding the plant began in earnest under the direction of H.T. Hendri...

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