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November 25, 1921 Treed by hundreds of wolves and forced to spend the night in the top of a tree in almost zero weather after having been lost for two days, was the experience of Magnus Johannsen of Petersburg, late last week. He was rescued by a...

 

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November 18, 1921 There’s been an almost unbelievable rapid growth of the fox fur farming business in Southeastern Alaska since the first permit was issued to Jim York of Juneau in 1914. Petersburg is the center and principal headquarters of this...

 

Artifact Archive

You may have seen these anchors around town without knowing exactly what they were used for. In 1880, the salmon canning industry expanded their floating fish traps to Southeast Alaska, though...

 

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November 11, 1921 The laboratory equipment for instruction of the classes in general science in the Petersburg School and which was ordered several weeks before the opening of the present school term arrived on the last trip of the Spokane and is...

 

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November 4, 1921 Word has recently been received here to the effect that Mr. Jacob Otness has been appointed postmaster for Petersburg, to succeed J.C. Allen, resigned. Mr. Otness will resume office as soon as practicable. Mr. Otness, who has been a...

 

Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins available in Petersburg Nov. 5

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is recently returned from the legislative session in Juneau. He’ll be holding public office hours at the Salty Pantry on Fri., Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. - noon. No appointment necessary, just stop by. If you...

 

Artifact Archive

This photo is of John Lott, probably taken in the 1930s. John came to Petersburg after 1910 to work in the canneries and had a cabin down by the harbor. He and his wife were advocates to the Bureau...

 

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October 28, 1921 The Spokane arrived from the north at 9 o’clock Thursday evening and left at 9 Friday morning. During her stay here she loaded about 90 boxes of fresh fish plus a great deal of other freight from the Public Dock, and about 40...

 

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October 21, 1921 The Editor’s assistants apologize for their inability to publish this week’s “Report” on time. The delay was caused by “engine trouble” with the new linotype machine. We trust that our readers will excuse the short delay...

 

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