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June 23, 1922 Block 8 of the Petersburg townsite will be purchased by the Town of Petersburg from the Petersburg Packing Corporation for school purposes. Block 8 is located one block above the cannery and next to the Sverre Johansen residence. It is a scenic site, overlooking the north end of the Narrows, Frederick Sound, and the mainland mountains. It is level, well drained, and with a good gravel subsoil close to the surface which ensures dry playgrounds and a solid foundation. The owners offered the entire block to the town for the sum of $200, which offer the council voted to accept.


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