March 7, 1914 – Wake up people of Petersburg and get a move on. You must have the modern improvements if you want to be on the map. We need water works, sewers and electric lights. There is no reason why we should not have these improvements, and had them long ago.
When we do get those improvements people will come and locate here, not only to live, but to bring in business to you. We should have a cold storage plant here, but it needs water, and we will not have it until we get the water works.
We have the finest harbor in southeastern Alaska, as good a townsite as can be found, why s...