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October 31, 2019

October 30, 1919

The Town of Wrangell last night established a quarantine against the Town of Petersburg During the past two or three days there have been rumors that smallpox existed at Petersburg. Yesterday a cablegram was sent to the Territorial Health Commission and their reply was: All incorporated towns should protect themselves against Petersburg for two weeks. L. O. Sloan, Territorial Health Commissioner. Upon receipt of the above cable gram the Board of Health held a meeting and ordered a quarantine against Petersburg for two weeks. James Matheson was employed as night guard and L....

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