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The Journal of Agnes Johnson Steberg

Agnes Johnson Steberg taught in Petersburg around 1914. In 1916, she married and moved to town, living here until 1922. In 1915 she took a month-long steamship tour around Southeast Alaska. Agnes was a teacher at heart, keeping a journal of camping in places like Portage and Thomas Bays, and visiting Wrangell, Metlakatla, and Petersburg.

The journal begins:

"Those who know you not, oh Northland,

Who have never seen your beauty,

Deem you desolate and lonely

And a land of ice and snow.

Of your green and fertile valleys,

Of your meadows filled with flowers



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