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May 2, 1924 – Herman Papke, rancher and homesteader on Wrangell Narrows just below Scow Bay, is doing wonders in propagation and crossing of species of small fruit, berries and vegetables. He has some apple and cherry trees which seem to be doing well. He has successfully raised loganberries and some of the finest raspberry bushes yet seen in Southeastern Alaska. The soil is dark loam with a blue clay subsoil and just enough sand admixture to let the air through. It was necessary to clear away trees and stumps and then to run deep drainage ditches in order to bring it under cultivation. Aside...

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