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September 12, 2019

September 11, 1919

One of the prettiest war souvenirs we have seen was received this week by Wrangell man, O. A. Brown, from the American Can

Company. The shell is of brass, over three inches in diameter and 2 ½ feet in length. The following note accompanied the souvenir. “When loaded for service the brass case contains the propelling charge of smokeless powder, which shoots the steel to an extreme range of four miles. The steel shell is filled with high explosive, usually T.N.T., which is caused to explode when striking the target or ground. The entire round when loaded weighs about 20...

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