Wrangell Sentinel -

By Amber Armstrong
Wrangell Sentinel 

The Way We Were

From the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago


June 15, 1922

One of the oldest totems in Alaska has been erected on the dock near the bonded warehouse. This rare totem was originally erected by the Natives in the old town of Howkan which was deserted years ago. This totem was transferred by the Natives to John K. Smith, of Craig who in turn sold it to the late Chas. A. Sulzer. Recently, Walter Waters purchased the totem from Attorney A. H. Zigler, who is the administrator of the Sulzer estate. The totem has been erected on the dock jointly owned by Walter Waters and the McCormack Dock Co. As an asset for attracting tourists, it will be...

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