Saturday, September 17, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 17

September 17, 1929 - William Watts Folwell, educator, writer, historian and the first president of the University of Minnesota, passed away on this date. He is buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

William Watts Folwell

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