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A US Army plane lands in Petersburg’s Harbor in 1931.

March 23, 1962 (Wrangell Sentinel) - Construction was started Monday on the Mitkof highway extension to Dry Strait after the winter shut down. About 20 men were on the job, mostly men called back from last season's operations with the addition of several mechanics and a shovel operator. Between 65 and 70 men will be employed during the summer, according to Supt. Joe Hanus. Preliminary work involves removal of fallen trees, rocks and boulder drilling. Additional equipment is being added. A barge is en route from Everett with Caterpillars, trucks, motor grader and assorted equipment. The 10-m...

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