Sunday, April 30, 2017

On this Date in Minnesota History: April 30

April 30, 1910 – Sylvia Grimes and Mary Newman, who disappeared in Milwaukee 10 days ago, were located this evening at International Falls, Minn., where they were being held as prisoners by a man and a woman alleged to be white slave operators, who were taking the two girls to Canada.

The girls left Appleton, Wis., to go to Milwaukee about two weeks ago, in reply to a letter offering them lucrative employment.

One letter was received after they reached Milwaukee, and the girls then disappeared. The police of many cities were asked to assist in the search, and the Superior police finally found that they had been taken through there to the Canadian frontier.

The captors of the girls escaped when the girls were located by the Minnesota authorities.

The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune; “Kidnaped (sic) Girls Are Found. Appleton Prisoners Located at International Falls—Their Captors Escape.”; May 1, 1910; p. 1.

For additional information, see April 30, 2015 blog


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