Saturday, July 29, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 29

July 29, 1921 – Explosion of a dynamite bomb thrown on the rear porch of the home of Paul C. Schoor, St. Paul electrical contractor, early today, badly damaged the rear of the house, shattered windows in adjoining houses, slightly injured Mr. Schoor and his eight-year-old son and rocked distant houses.

Schoor and his son, Edward, were in bed on a sleeping porch in the rear of their home. They were cut by falling glass and badly shaken. A side of the house adjoining was partially caved in.

Windows in the neighboring homes of William Gordnier and Jacob Phelen were broken. A baby sleeping near one of the broken windows in the Phelen home was uninjured.

Schoor is superintendent of the Commonwealth Electric Company, St. Paul. Electrical workers of the company have been on strike for three months, he said this morning.

This is the third time within the past few months that homes have been damaged by bombs in St. Paul.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Bomb Damages St. Paul Home. Dynamite Blast Injures Contractor and Son; Is Third of Series.”; July 29, 1921; p. 1.


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