Friday, September 4, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 4

September 4, 1920 – The Minnesota million dollar state fair got under way today with a gigantic locomotive collision as the first thriller.

Two big eight-wheel American locomotives were crashed head-on at a cost of $40,000 just to entertain the first day’s crowd.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Collision Opens State Fair Program Today”; Sept. 4, 1920; p. 2.



Photo taken at Grandstand, Minn. State Fair

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If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including: census records, birth records, death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records. I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records. Both short searches and family history reports.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 3

September 3, 2002 – “The remaining buildings of the old Stillwater Prison on North Main Street [were] destroyed by fire [on this date]. They [were] replaced by the Terra Springs condominiums.”

http://projects.wchsmn.org/reference/events/territorial-prison-fire/






 Terra Springs Condominiums, Stillwater, Minn.

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Sept. 3, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.




Old Stillwater Prison

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 2

September 2, 1907 – “The mayor of the village of Walker [Minn.] issued an order at the regular meeting of the council closing the saloons of Walker Sundays and forcing them to comply with the law regarding closing time on week days. The lid undoubtedly has come to stay.”

Tower Weekly News; “Walker Now Has Lid”; September 6, 1907, p. 3.




http://www.lakesnwoods.com/Walker.htm

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If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 1

September 1, 1894 - Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the Union Army soldier who shot and killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, is believed to have perished in the Great Hinckley Fire on this date. While there is no absolute proof, his name (Thomas Corbett) does appear on the list of dead and missing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Corbett

http://www.pa-roots.org/data/read.php?962,617091




Sgt. Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett
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If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
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Monday, August 31, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 31

August 31, 2007 – “A bull escaped from its handlers at the Minnesota State Fair on [this date], running loose for about a block before it rammed a fire hydrant and died, witnesses said. No people were injured in the incident.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20070929100000/http://wcco.com/local/local_story_243124851.html




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Sunday, August 30, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 30

August 30, 1933 - "’No handsomer live stock (sic) Exchange is to be found in the West than this one at South St. Paul,’ the South St. Paul Reporter noted in 1887 after the Stockyard Exchange Building opened. Built by the recently formed Union Stockyards Company, the Exchange Building housed commission firms and other businesses associated with the adjacent stockyards, which became the largest stockyards in the United States.

Initially, the building served other functions as well: the town's first post office occupied it, the city council presided before the construction of the city hall in 1890, and the city's first bank, Stockyards National Bank, held space.

On [this date, it] was the site of the robbery of the packing plant payroll by the Ma Barker-Al Karpis Gang, where policeman Leo Pavlak was killed and officer John Yeaman was wounded, but survived with 25 bullet fragments in his body. The machine-gun-wielding gang made off with $33,000.”

This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1979.

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC24WPR_ssp-stockyards-exchange-building?guid=65ec462e-7841-4933-9c94-90c0795e5589




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Aug. 30, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 29

August 29, 1922 – Theft of goods valued at thousands of dollars from the Munsingwear Corporation was admitted today by W. J. McMath, 55 years old, a truck driver employed by the company, the police reported. The man’s alleged admission was said to have been made to Frank Brunskill, Minneapolis captain of detectives, and Detective Harry Lindholm, who arrested him.

A search of McMath’s room at the Tourist Hotel, Ninth St. and Hennepin Ave., was said to have disclosed in bags, boxes, suitcases and other containers 2,000 suits of silk and wool underwear.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Truck Driver Held for Thefts of Underwear; August 30, 1922; p. 2.



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If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MHS records.  Both short searches and family history reports.

Website: 
TheMemoryQuilt.com ®  click on Family History

Contact me at:
pjefamilyresearch@gmail.com