Saturday, August 15, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 15

August 15, 1985 – Built in 1913, the Merton S. Goodnow House in Hutchinson, Minn., was placed on the National Register of Historical Places on this date for its prairie style architecture. Designed by well-known architects Purcell and Elmslie, it was patterned after Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ladies Home Journal plan of 1906—“A fireproof home for $5000”. The entry with its Richardsonian arch is on the ground level. Wide overhanging roofs with dramatic beam ends press the building onto the site.

http://www.explorehutchinson.com/downloads/Historic_Tour.pdf




Goodnow House in Hutchinson, Minn.





Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Aug. 15, 2015,
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Friday, August 14, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 14

August 14, 1988 – The Vikings and Chicago Bears played a preseason game at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden on [this date]. The Vikings won 28–21.”

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




Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 13

August 13, 1921 – Leo Gurshman mistook St. Paul detectives for bandits early today, and is dying with a bullet wound near his heart. Gurshman telephone police that his soft-drink parlor had been robbed, causing detectives Joe Black and William Gaston, both [African American], and Oscar Peterson, white, to run to the scene. Gurshman saw them coming and apparently thought they were more bandits. He attempted to fire when Gaston shot first. Gaston said he shot to save himself.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Victim of Robbery Mistakes Detectives for Bandits”; August 13, 1921; p. 1.




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain 8-13-2015,
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 12

August 12, 1899 – The Minnesota Thirteenth Regiment, including many volunteers from Washington County, departs the Philippine city of Manila for home. While in Manila, the brigade had served for nearly a year as the island police force during the Spanish–American War.”

http://projects.wchsmn.org/reference/events/thirteenth-minnesota-sets-sail-home/ 




Philippine-American War
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 11

August 11, 1980 – The historic log church built in 1908 for U.S. Steel managers in the mining town of Coleraine, Minn., was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on this date.1







Marker Text:
"The Log Church, 601 Cole Street. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd was built in 1908, the first church to be completed in Coleraine. John C. Greenway was a member of this parish and it was he who supervised the construction of the church.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

It resembles in construction and style the then superintendent’s quarters of the Oliver Iron Mining Company first occupied by Greenway. This log structure, in the Oliver’s general shop area north of downtown, was also a Coleraine landmark but was torn down by the mining company in the early 1950s.

The logs used in the construction of the church were taken from one of the few remaining patches of virgin timber in the area. The interior of the church is built entirely of wood, including the cathedral ceiling. The altar rail and lectern are made of birch logs, still in their natural state. The large stained glass window at the rear of the church was donated by Greenway as a memorial to his young nephew, Addison White Greenway, who drowned in a hunting accident.

The church was dedicated by Bishop J.D. Morrison of the diocese of Duluth on November 15, 1908.

Because of declining enrollment, the last regular church service was held December 26, 1982. In March 1987, Christ Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids deeded the church and its property to the city of Coleraine with certain stipulations.

One was that the city maintain the basic architecture and appearance of the church so that it would continue to qualify for placement on the register of historic sites with the State of Minnesota.

A preservation plan was initiated by the city in 1989 with the replacement of church’s roof, front porch and railings, while volunteers re-stained the log exterior."

1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Itasca_County,_Minnesota

2http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMDKZJ_The_Log_Church_Coleraine_Minnesota



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Monday, August 10, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 10

August 10, 1980 – David Francis Hoffman choked his wife, Carol Stebbins Hoffman, to death in their bedroom while their 9-month-old daughter was in the room. “His mother, who reportedly knew of her son's plans, kept [their 3-year-old daughter] distracted while he dismembered his wife's body [in the bathroom].

Hoffman first tried to dispose of the body in a garbage disposal but ultimately ended up burning some of the remains in the back yard and then tossing the rest into nearby Weaver Lake.”

In the days immediately following the killing, “a mournful David Hoffman was seen on the [TV] evening news leading efforts to locate his wife, who he told police had inexplicably run off.

The case gained so much notoriety that the subsequent trial was moved from Minneapolis to Rochester because of negative pre-trial publicity.

[Hoffman] claimed that he strangled his wife for a variety of reasons, including that she was going to divorce him and he feared he might not see his daughters again.

[However] Hoffman, who pleaded guilty by reason of insanity, also said he killed Carol Hoffman because he believed she was possessed by the devil.

In testimony, Hoffman and friends testified that he told them, and his mother, that he wanted to kill his wife and might have been planning the killing for months or years.

Eventually a jury convicted Hoffman of first-degree murder. He received a life sentence. His mother was convicted of the same crime, but that conviction was overturned about a year later by the Minnesota Supreme Court.”

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/96767899.html?refer=y




David Francis Hoffman
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 9

August 9, 1939 – St. Rosa, a city in Millwood Township, Stearns County, was founded about 1904 and incorporated as a village on this date.

http://www.lakesnwoods.com/StRosa.htm#sthash.VuIzUSCS.dpuf





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