The Way We Were

November 18, 1920

Wrangell young people enjoyed excellent skating early in the week as a result of the clear cold weather which prevailed for several days. The little folks made good use of the frosty walks and coasting was a favorite pastime with the grown-ups until the skating began.

November 16, 1945

Report on Wrangell’s water supply and condition was received this week by the City Council from Amos J. Alter, U.S. Public Health Service sanitary engineer and is as follows: “The water to 357 private premises in the City of Wrangell was measured by means of a pitometer. Measured flow including that to the cold storage plant and the Far West Cannery. From the observed data, water usage was approximately for peak and minimum periods. At the time of the survey it was found that the total peak flow of water in the distribution system was approximately 735 gallons per minute. It was found that the total minimum flow was approximately 380 gallons per minute. These figures were obtained when only one cannery was operating, and they do not include flows necessary for fire protection. It is estimated that if all canneries were operating, a flow of approximately 500 gallons per minute would be required for them.

November 19, 1970

The Elephant’s Nose gets quieter and quieter and with most of the men gone hunting it is worse yet. Not that they are such news makers, but they do help. Frank Denney was in camp last week for three days teaching our high school students. Then the weather kept him from going to Tyler Log the last half of the week. Our school teacher, Mrs. Rhodes, has helped us solve our garbage problems — at least temporarily. She’s having the pupils bring empty cans and boxes to school where they are setting up a grocery store. Hopefully they will learn all about money and using it.

November 16, 1995

Recycling paper as a senior project at Wrangell High School has been started by Chelsea Cleghon and Pamela Lee. Although not all kinds of paper are acceptable for recycling, the students are asking Wrangellites to bring white ledger and computer paper to the high school office. They plan to accept newspaper later so have advised that people should start saving it now. They conceived the project to help the environment, they said. The paper will be shipped to Seattle for recycling.


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