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November 18, 2021
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 business and there is more Petersburg money invested than from any other town. Sixty three permits have been issued for farms on islands in the Tongass Forest and of this number twenty five, or nearly half are held by Petersburg men or concerns. Each farm represents an outlay of several thousand dollars for stock, boats, buildings, food and labo...