Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 14

March 14, 1841 – “William Dunwoody [was] born [on this date in Westtown,] Pennsylvania. After settling in Minneapolis in 1869, he would find his fortune in the grain and flour business. By the time of his death in 1914, he would contribute millions of dollars to a number of civic organizations, including the Dunwoody Industrial Institute, the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, and the YMCA.”1



William Hood Dunwoody


Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain March 14, 2017,
as long as acknowledgement included. 


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