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Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©

This scenic photo from the 1930s shows Petersburg’s waterfront with an Alaska Airways Marchetti plane docked.

January 13, 1982 - It was slow at the Post Office and the airport last week but the Street Department was kept hopping by the 18 inches of snow that fell in Petersburg between Wednesday and Sunday.

City snow plows were in operation approximately 50 percent of that time with the bulk of the plowing done at night according to Public Works Superintendent Dusty Rhoden.

The weather also caused cancellation of virtually all flights into Petersburg and as a result the city received no mail last week. The only outgoing mail went on a northbound flight Jan. 6.

Saturday brought better visibility an...

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