Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 13

September 13, 1904 – A week-old baby boy was abandoned in Donaldson’s Glass Block department store downtown Minneapolis this afternoon. The police are making efforts to find the woman who left it.

A stylishly dressed woman went into the store with a large bundle. After making a few small purchases she left the bundle on one of the counters. Soon afterward a clerk noticed that the bundle was very much alive, and on opening it she found the baby. It was at once taken to the Central police station and later to the Bethany Home.

The clerks say they can identify the woman and she will be found and held to account.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Babe Deserted in Store. Bundle Left on Counter Found to Hold Infant.”: Sept. 14, 1904; p. 7.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Big Detective Acts As A Nurse. Tries to Take Care of an Infant Which Was Deserted by its Parents,”; Sept. 14, 1904; p. 6.

Donaldson's Glass Block


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