The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.


July 10, 1919

It has always been the custom of Wrangell to celebrate the Fourth in a most joyous and enthusiastic manner, but our celebration this year had an added interest because of the presence of Governor and Mrs. Riggs who arrived Thursday noon on the Murre.

Everyone in town who could get away was at the wharf to welcome the distinguished guests. The Admiral Evans was in port and her passengers joined in the greetings, the Wrangell band playing gaily all the while.

While the reception for Mrs. Riggs was in progress Governor Riggs was being shown the various industries of the town, i...

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