Sunday, July 23, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 23

July 23, 1901 – The mining village of Chisholm was incorporated on this date. It was named after Archibald Mark Chisholm, “a principal explorer of the Mesabi range.”

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 479.






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Saturday, July 22, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 22

July 22, 1902 – A crowd of 50 men stood idly by this morning and listened helplessly to the cries of little Max Beach, the 4-year-old son of Leslie G. Beach, as he was burning to death in the attic of his Minneapolis home. Not a man made an effort to save him. An aunt of the child attempted to go into the attic, but was driven back by the flames. The child at this time was in the front of the building near a window within easy access from the roof of the porch.

 
Max Beach

The child went into the attic to play at 6:30 this morning and shortly afterward his grandmother heard him crying. At the same time the neighbors saw smoke issuing from the roof. An alarm was turned in, but before the department reached the scene, the flames had reached the child ad his cries had ceased. The body was rescued later but it was burned beyond recognition.

The child’s mother died nearly four years ago and he has been living with his grandparents. His father, who is a bicycle repairer, is at present in the woods near Duluth and cannot be reached by telegraph.

Coroner Williams was notified and investigated the matter. He decided that death was purely accidental. The remains were taken to the morgue and will be shipped to Nashua, Iowa, for interment.

The Minneapolis Journal; “A Boy Burns; Crowd Gapes. Not a Man Tried to Rescue Little Max Beach. Prisoned in a Burning Attic He Meets Agonizing Death.”; July 22, 1902; p. 1.
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Friday, July 21, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 21

July 21, 2012 – Mike Lynn, Vikings General Manager and the mastermind behind what many consider the worse sports trade in history, died on this date.

“Lynn is perhaps best [remembered in Minnesota] for sending five players and seven draft choices -- including three first-round picks -- to the Cowboys for running back Herschel Walker on Oct. 12, 1989. The Cowboys went on to win three Super Bowls, while Walker recorded 2,264 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns for the Vikings in 42 games.”

http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_21128880/former-minnesota-vikings-gm-mike-lynn-dies



Mike Lynn
http://archive.southreporter.com/2012/wk30/mike_lynn.html

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 20

July 20, 1934 — “On this day in the long, bloody, history-changing Minneapolis Teamsters strike, police open fire on unarmed strikers, killing two and injuring 50. Many of those injured were shot in the back as they tried to flee the scene.”

http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2008/07/150-minnesota-moments-wed-just-soon-forget




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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 19

*July 19, 1902 – Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company officially announced today that is has purchased the lease held by the Itasca Mining Company on 160 acres of land adjoining the Hawkins mine on the western Mesaba Range about a quarter mile northwest of the new town of Nashwauk. The consideration was $500,000 cash and seven cents per ton for all ore now shown up (about 5,000,000 tons) and all that is yet to be found. The lease provides for the payments to the fee-holders of a royalty of 20 cents per ton on all ore mined, which makes the total consideration considerably over $3,000,000, it being estimated that the tract contains fully 10,000,000 tons of ore.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Big Mesaba Mine Deal. Cleveland Cliff’s Iron Company Buys Itasca’s Lease—Total Consideration Three Million Dollars.”; July 20, 1902; p. 4.

http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/news/historical-review/article_1a03c4ea-afa5-5712-a48f-5a5cf422eda9.html




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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 18

July 18, 1977 – A patent for frozen pizza dough was filed by Rose Totino. Rose and her husband Jim had been working on a frozen version of their popular pizza, honed in their northeast Minneapolis restaurant, since the early 1960s.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=3QQ1AAAAEBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Rose+Totino&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3NFvT5zqBMPm0QHZ6fjPBg&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain 10-9-2012,
as long as acknowledgement included.
 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 17

July 17, 1912 – While Louis Borgen, chief of the Moorhead fire department, was confined to his bed seriously ill, two girls, students at the Moorhead State Normal School, extinguished a blaze on the first floor of the Borgen residence this evening and probably saved the chief’s life.

Dora Fercig and Nellie Webster of Cloquet, Minn., were attending the summer session at the normal school, and boarding at the Borgen home. They were studying in the library of the Borgen residence shortly after 8 p.m. when they saw smoke issuing from the doorway of an adjoining room.

The girls decided that phoning the fire department or the neighbors would only give the fire time to grow, so they opened the door and fought the flames and dense smoke with pails of water. The noise awakened Chief Borgen and the excitement gave him strength to walk to the head of the stairs, from where he directed the girl firefighters. In 15 minutes the fire was out and the department had not been called.

Little damage, except from smoke, resulted.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Girls Rescue Fire Chief. Awaken Moorhead Official, Sick in Bed, When House is Ablaze.”; July 18, 1912; p. 1.


http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/minnesota/mid-size-cities-mn/

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 16

July 16, 1901 – The Duluth police are taking extra precautions against runaway horse teams. The flies have become so troublesome that horses left standing along the street are usually restless and the “weights” used for hitching purposes don’t seem to stop them from running away.

This morning around 10 there was a runaway on Lake Ave. that resulted in fatal injuries to a valuable dray horse belonging to the Duluth Iron and Metal Company. The team was going south with a load of iron rails. The flies were bothering one of the horses and in fighting his tormentors, the neck yoke broke and the heavy load of iron bumped against the team. The driver lost control of them and they ran about a block when the rig smashed into an obstruction. The rails slid forward jabbing ugly holes into the side of one of the horses and the wagon crushed its leg up against the high curbing, breaking it. The police had to shoot the animal to put it out of her misery.

Yesterday afternoon there was a string of runaways caused by flies tormenting the horses. A team standing near Second Ave. E. on Superior Street, started off on a run and the wagon bumping over the torn up street car track started another team. The second team bumped into a third and started that, and for a while with three teams running away in one block and the street torn up, it looked as if there might be more or less serious results. Prompt action on the part of a policeman and the drivers stopped all three runaways in short order.

Duluth Evening Herald; “Runaways. Flies Are Causing Tem and Precautions Are Necessary.”; July 16, 1901; p. 2.




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Saturday, July 15, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 15

July 15, 1911 – Burglars visited the St. Louis Hotel and Saloon of Johnson Bros., in Buhl, Minn., early this morning. They took not only the cash register valued at $250 from the saloon, but walked off with the $225 in cash left in the money receptacle. There do not appear to be any clues.

The men who turned the trick are believed to have left town as some strangers were seen driving rapidly from the village about 2:30 a.m., and belief is they made their escape before the burglary was discovered. They are supposed to have gained entrance to the place between 1 and 2 a.m., finding ingress easy because the proprietors claim the help failed to properly lock up the saloon part of the establishment of the hotel from where the register and money were taken.

Telephone messages have been sent to other range towns and to Duluth warning the police to be on the lookout for the burglaries or anyone trying to dispose of a cash register.

The Duluth Herald; “Register and Cash Stolen. Buhl Burglars Get $250 Money Holder and $225 in Cash. St. Louis Hotel Saloon Burglarized During Early Hours of Friday.”; July 15, 1911; p. 10.


http://www.madeontherange.com/buhl-water-company.html

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Friday, July 14, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 14

July 14, 1912 – The Oriental Limited, the Great Northern coast train, was wrecked between Ashby and Melby, Minn., 75 miles east of Fargo, at 1:45 this afternoon. Fireman Campbell, aged 35, of Melrose, Minn., was killed instantly, crushed by the tender, as he attempted to jump from his engine.




Railroad Map; Ashby and Melby in Upper Left Corner1

As the train rounded a sharp curve, flanked on one hand by a high bank and by a deep swamp and a 30-foot embankment on the other, the engine left the track. It was half buried in the steep wall of earth. The train was travelling at a good rate of speed and two day coaches, the smoker, a diner, two Pullmans, and a baggage car plunged over the embankment straight ahead and landed in a swamp 30 feet below.

Passengers were uninjured by the fall, aside from minor bruises and cuts. The force of the fall was reduced to practically nothing by the water and mud of the swamp. Men and women scrambled through the coach doors and windows and waded to safety through mud and water.

Shortly after the coaches landed in the swamp one of the acetylene tanks exploded and the gas caught fire, spreading to the coaches. The flames spread to the other coaches that had landed in the swamp. Passengers and crew fought the flames while standing knee deep in the mud and water. All of the five coaches and the baggage car were entirely destroyed by the flames. Men rescued as much baggage as possible from the burning coaches.

Three coaches remained on the track: the parlor car and two Pullmans. These cars collided with the engine tender, but were not damaged. Occupants of these coaches gave aid to those who were thrown into the swamp.

A terrific wind and rain storm swept the country near Ashby earlier this afternoon. Telegraph and telephone lines were put out of commission. In many places portions of the roadbed were washed away. Slippery rails are held accountable for the wreck by officials. Two heavy freight trains were run over the main track just before the Oriental Limited was due and officials say these trains may have damaged the roadbed already weakened by excessive rains.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Oriental Limited in Ditch”; July 15, 1912; pp. 1 & 4.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 13

July 13, 2013 – It was Chicago Blackhawks’ defenseman Nick Leddy’s turn to share the Stanley Cup with his hometown Eden Prairie, Minn., on this date.

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/215166651.html




Nick Leddy
http://edenprairie.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/Friday-nick-leddy-brings-stanley-cup-to-eden-prairie

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 12

July 12, 1996 – Wearing a white patch over his right eye, Kirby Puckett announced his retirement from baseball on this date. He was 36 years old.

“I was told I would never make it because I’m too short,” the 5’8” Puckett said at his retirement press conference. “Well, I’m still too short, but I’ve got 10 All-Star games, two World Series championships, and I’m a very happy and contented guy. It doesn’t matter what your height is, it’s what’s in your heart.”

Puckett passed away from a stroke on March 6, 2006.

http://twinstrivia.com/today-in-twins-history/




Kirby Puckett
http://z.lee28.tripod.com/sbnsperspectives/id5.html

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 11

July 11, 1912 – Miss Nellie Harris of St. Paul is not Mrs. George Monahan of St. Paul, although she missed by so narrow a margin that her murmured “yes” was all that was necessary. She did not say “yes”; instead she threw the engagement ring on the table in the court commissioner’s office, left the near-bridegroom and the witnesses agape, and stalked from the room.

The wedding was slated for this afternoon. Mrs. Clara Tilly was there as matron of honor, and a couple of courthouse attaches had been drafted as witnesses. The court commissioner, in his best voice, had finished the bridegroom’s part of the ceremony and the bridegroom had made the correct replies.

Then the official turned to the bride. He propounded the usual question, but the girl hesitated, and that hesitation cost Mr. Monahan his bride. Miss Harris said never a word, but taking off her engagement ring she laid on the desk and started for the door.

Mrs. Tilly and Mr. Monahan called to her, but there was no more hesitation, and the ceremony was over.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Girl Changes Her Mind and Refuses to Marry After Ceremony Begins”; July 12, 1912; p. 1.



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Monday, July 10, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 10

July 10, 1823 – “Major Joseph Delafield and staff arrived at Grand Portage to run the first survey of the international boundary in the region.”

http://www.thehistorypeople.com/data/docs/timeline-part1.pdf




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Sunday, July 9, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 9

July 9, 1939“The last day of operation for Duluth's streetcars, which are replaced by trolley buses.”

http://www.thehistorypeople.com/data/docs/timeline-part2.pdf



Duluth Streetcar
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 8

July 8, 1933 - Conservation Officer John Linklater drowned while on patrol on Basswood Lake in Lake County, Minn. The canoe he was operating overturned and he was thrown into the water. The motor on the canoe then struck him in the head, dazing him. His body was not found for five days.

Officer Linklater was survived by his wife and daughter.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/8157-conservation-officer-john-linklater



John Linklater

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