Monday, May 15, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 15

May 15, 1918 – Fishing in Red Lake today, Roy Bailey thought he had hooked a submarine, but when he finally landed the inhabitant of the lake, he had a sturgeon weighing 189 pounds.

Shortly afterward another fisherman brought in a sturgeon weighing between 160 and 170 pounds.

The catches were made while the men were at work under the state game and fish commission.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “189 Pound Sturgeon Caught in Red Lake”; May 16, 1918; p. 1.


If you are interested in finding out more about your family history in Minnesota, I specialize in researching  genealogical and historical records in Minn. and western Wis., including:
census records,  birth records,  death certificates, obits, grave site photos, ship passenger lists, marriage records and declarations of intent/naturalization records.  I will visit locations to research local history and county records, as well as take photos. Quick turnaround on MNHS records. Both short searches and family history reports available.


Discover your roots, and watch the branches of your family tree begin to grow.

Website: > click on Family History

Contact me at:

No comments:

Post a Comment