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Yesterday's News

October 14, 1921 The gas launch Trygve left for Wrangell early Tuesday morning and returned with mail from the Princess Alice, Capt. Johnas Olsen in command. This was the first trip of the emergency winter schedule. The Americ took the Trygve’s...

 

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October 7, 1921 Adjt. W. Kerr, Financial Representative of the Salvation Army in Alaska, has just arrived from the north where he has been conducting Campaigns for funds to carry on the great work the Army is called on to do. Everywhere the people...

 

Artifact Archive

The photo is of John Bruce's written memories, sent to Mayor Wikan in 1963. Here is the narrative for the article: John Bruce sailed into Petersburg in 1907. From the start he was an active community...

 

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September 30, 1921 The big motor ship Culburra was in port early this week and loaded 19,600 cases of salmon at the plant of the Mitkof Island Packing Company. The Culburra is one of eight motor vessels formerly owned by the Commonwealth of...

 

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September 23, 1921 The new cable system which was installed by the cable ship Burnside, recently was given its first try out this week and performed perfectly. Sergeant Rex Dunlop has been working between Juneau, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg...

 

Artifact Archive

Five Finger Lighthouse Since 1902, the Five Finger Lighthouse has stood on a rocky 3-acre island at the south entrance to Stephens Passage--the first American-built lighthouse in Alaska. Originally...

 

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September 16, 1921 What is pronounced as being the best Chautauqua company ever seen in Petersburg closed its engagement here on Thursday night after having given five very enjoyable and high class performances. The musical numbers were of the...

 

Yesterday's News

September 9, 1921 Beginning next Monday, the 1921 Chautauqua will give five performances for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Petersburg and vicinity. This is the first appearance of the Chautauqua for two years, last year the contract was...

 

Artifact Archive

Chief Shakes VII This Mary Allen photograph shows Chief Shakes VII wearing the Killer Whale Flotilla robe. Charlie Jones was the nephew of Chief Shakes V. Tribal titles traditionally transferred from...

 

Lunch break pose

Bernie Ideker, Morrie Mattson's sister poses with a buck, on N. Nordic Drive....

 

Yesterday's News

September 2, 1921 The fall term of the Petersburg Public Schools will begin September 6, 1921. The Junior High School as organized, consists of grades Seven, Eight, and Nine. The primary object in this plan is to make less noticeable the step from...

 

Cottongrass

Alaska cottongrass sways in the cool breeze Aug. 29 near Crystal Mountain....

 

View from on high

The Raven Trail provided a sunny view of Petersburg and Kupreanof Island on August 22....

 

High Castle Island

High Castle Island, located 13 miles southwest of Petersburg, has many caves and interesting rock formations. During low tide, it is possible to walk to nearby Cloverleaf Island....

 

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