Friday, June 17, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 17

June 17, 1918 – Registration of alien German women above the age of 14 years commenced today at the Bemidji police station and continued until June 26, with the exception of Sunday, June 23. The hours were from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and every alien German woman was required register or incur the penalty of the U. S. government.

In registering, each alien German woman had to furnish three photographs and report at the police station, answer questions and undergo the finger print registry.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “All German Alien Women to Register”;
 June 17, 1918; p. 1.

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