By Amber Armstrong-Hillberry
Wrangell Sentinel 

The Way We Were

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


August 9, 2023

Aug. 9, 1923

Richard Suratt, Wrangell’s well-known cinematographer, recently returned from a trip into the Cassiar where he secured 450 feet of remarkable film for the Pathe News. On the road between Telegraph Creek and Dease Lake, Mr. Suratt secured pictures showing how the most primitive methods of transportation are being replaced by strictly modern methods. The pictures show a caterpillar in operation on the same trail with a 50-horse pack train belonging to the Hudson’s Bay Co. Another section of the film shows the caterpillar meeting a man on the trail with 10 pack dogs loaded wit...

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