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March 2, 1917 – Mayor Pryer received by Tuesday evening’s mail the satisfactory news that the townsite of Petersburg is to be surveyed, which is the first step toward granting patent, and gives a reasonable assurance that the holders of lots may, after the survey is made and accepted, and patent applied for and granted get clear title to the property from the government.

The letter is from Attorney John Rustgard of Juneau to whom the council had referred the townsite problem.

Mr. Rustgard writes: “By today’s mail I received a letter from Judge Wickersham informing me that the appl...

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