Saturday, June 24, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 24

June 24, 1911 – Governor Eberhart, Virginia Mayor Hawkinson, Secretary Archer of the Virginia [Minn.] Commercial Club and Eveleth Mayor Saari were arrested this afternoon in Virginia for speeding their automobile over 30 miles an hour. They were running to catch a train at the Iron Range depot, two miles from the city park where the governor had made his address.

When the policeman’s order to halt was ignored, he pulled his revolver. The auto had gone too far ahead and the party escaped. The governor made his train just in time.

The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune; “Police Shoots at Eberhart. Minnesota Governor and Party Arrested for Speeding Auto at Virginia.”; June 25, 1911; p. 1.


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