Wednesday, January 13, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 13

January 13, 1920 – St. Paul is the healthiest city in the United States according to figures issued by the federal government.

These figures show St. Paul has the lowest death rate of 50 representative cities throughout the country.

The death rate per thousand inhabitants in 1919 was 10.6, compared with an average rate of 14.3 for 50 cities. Omaha is next and Minneapolis third.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “St. Paul Healthy City.”; Jan. 13, 1920; p. 1.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Jan. 13, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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