Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 4

July 4, 1933 - Kate “Ma” Baker and members of the Barker-Karpas Gang reside at Idlewild Cottage on Bald Eagle Lake’s east side in White Bear Township. They kidnap millionaire William Hamm Jr. and receive $100,000 for his safe return.


Ma Barker


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