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Front page March 29, 1915: Aldermen told of controversial islands' appraised value

Among the local stories on the day's front page:

$325,050 value of idle islands, board reports

"Report of the appraisal commission on the valuation of the idle islands at the foot of Main street, which owners and politicians are trying to sell to the city, was made to the aldermen this afternoon by Corporation Counsel Bann. The total valuation, according to the report, is $325,050."

Much farther down on the page:

"Bird Island pier plan is approved"

"Captain George H. Norton, acting commissioner of public works, today sent to the aldermen a communication containing correspondence from Colonel James G. Warren, United States engineer of this district, in connection with the Bird Island pier improvement. The letters, according to Captain Norton, are approval to the plan of building 600 feet of wall about 50 feet east of the present pier, into which may be dumped the excavation materials from the widening of Ferry street."

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March 29 1915

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