Friday, January 27, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 27

January 27, 1857 – “Joseph Rolette, a fur trader representing Pembina in the territorial legislature, steals the text of a bill to move the capital from St. Paul to St. Peter. Although the bill had been passed, it had not been signed by the governor. Rolette disappears until the legislature adjourns on March 7, hiding in the Fuller House attic while the bill rests in the hotel safe.”

Joseph Rolette


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