Friday, May 4, 2012

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 4

May 4, 1898 – In response to America’s declaration of war on Spain, dozens of Washington County men [volunteered] to join the Minnesota Thirteenth Regiment, Company K for the Spanish–American War. They [were] encamped at the St. Paul fairgrounds, quartered four to a stall in stock barns. During their encampment, thousands of visitors stop by to see them off.” 

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