Sunday, April 2, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 2

April 2, 1911 – Fire of unknown origin did damage to the amount of about $13,000, to the building in Eveleth that housed the Othello Theater, the Eveleth Star, and Home Electric and Heating Company early this morning.

The damage to the theater was $5,000. The newspaper suffered an equal loss on press and linotype. Theatrical people announced losses amounting to 2,000 in personal effects, and the heating company, $1,000.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Eveleth has a $13,000 Fire. Theater, Newspaper and Heating Company suffer Losses.”; April 3, 1911; p. 1.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain July 16, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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