Saturday, July 8, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 8

July 8, 1933 - Conservation Officer John Linklater drowned while on patrol on Basswood Lake in Lake County, Minn. The canoe he was operating overturned and he was thrown into the water. The motor on the canoe then struck him in the head, dazing him. His body was not found for five days.

Officer Linklater was survived by his wife and daughter.

John Linklater


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