By Amber Armstrong-Hillberry
Wrangell Sentinel 

The Way We Were

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

 

November 29, 2023



Nov. 29, 1923

The U.S. Bureau of Education boat Boxer, Capt. S. T. L. Whittman commanding, with W.T. Lopp, had in its cargo 92 reindeer carcasses from St. Lawrence Island, near the Siberian coast. When Mr. Lopp expressed his willingness to distribute a few of the dressed reindeer among the dealers of Southeastern Alaska, Harry Coulter, manager of City Meat Market, purchased a nice fat reindeer weighing 180 pounds, which was quickly disposed of to the local trade. All who sampled the reindeer meat were more than pleased. The Wrangell Hotel served reindeer meat at the Commercial Club luncheon...



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