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The Way We Were

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December 9, 2021



Dec. 8, 1921

The Catholic church now has a bell. The ceremony connected with its installation took place last week, the dedication being made by Rev. Father Gallant, of Skagway. The bell is one with a history. It was originally installed in Wrangell by Rev. Father Altorf sometime after the organization of the first Catholic church here in 1879. During the 1890s, no priest was located here and for a time work on the church was practically abandoned in Wrangell. It was during this time that the church bell was taken to Juneau. Now, after more than 20 years, it has been returned to Wrangell an...



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