Monday, February 13, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 13

February 13, 1918 – Members of the Minneapolis Symphony orchestra touring the Pacific coast, narrowly escaped injury today when the eastbound train carrying the orchestra collided with a special westbound train carrying Dutch colonists, at Elko, Nev. Nine colonists were hurt, but the musicians were uninjured.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Symphony Orchestra Train in Collision”; Feb. 14, 1918; p. 2.

Minnesota Symphony


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