The Way We Were


February 28, 2019

February 27, 1919

An event in Wrangell, which is looked forward to from one year to the next is the annual firemen’s ball. By common consent, Washington’s Birthday is a date always reserved for the Wrangell Fire Department and the fine boys never fail to celebrate the day in a manner that gives unmistakable evidence that they are glad that the “Father of His Country” lived.

Seldom, if ever, has the Redmen’s hall been more beautifully decorated than on this occasion. From the center of the ceiling overhead streamers were suspended to the walls. On each wall there was a row of Japan...

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