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Yesterday's News


July 8, 1916 – Petersburg's first soda fountain was installed last Monday in Dr. Pryer's Drug Store and from now on ice cream soda promises to be a popular item on the soft-drink bill of fare.

July 4, 1941 – According to government reports more halibut was brought into Petersburg July 1 than into any other port in Southeastern Alaska. A total of 123,000 pounds was landed here that day. Local facilities were nearly swamped for a short time but all the boats were taken care of with remarkable promptness.

July 1, 1966 – The flight deck of the attack carrier U.S.S. Hancock was active th...

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