Sunday, June 25, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 25

June 25, 1901 – H. Wetenkamp, an aged German of Welcome, Minn., while changing cars in Austin, Minn., for Milwaukee this evening, was hustled by a crowd of pickpockets and robbed of his pocketbook containing $95 in cash and also checks and notes worth about $4,000. No clue has as yet been secured. The loss is only on the cash, as payments on the notes and checks have been stopped.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Welcome Man Robbed. $95 in Cash and $4,000 in Notes Are Gone.”; June 26, 1901; p. 2.


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