Friday, January 17, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 17

January 17, 1894 – “The inhabitants of [Farmington, Minn.], were startled about 5:30 a.m. by a loud explosion. Upon investigation it was found that some miscreant had placed a dynamite cartridge inside the storm protection of the front door of the Exchange bank…, and when it exploded it blew the front door of the bank proper all out, besides wrecking the counter and inside glass protection on top of the counter. As there were no funds in the vault, the bank having gone out of business, and no attempt having been made on the safe, no reason can be assigned for committing the act.”

The Daily Star; Pipestone, Minn.; January 17, 1894; p. 1

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