Friday, September 22, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 22

September 22, 1911 – The body of J. Kahler, aged 47, who came to Calumet, Minn., from New Auburn, Minn., was found lying on the tracks today under circumstances leading to the belief he was slugged, robbed and the body laid on the track to make it appear he had been killed by the cars.

The engineer of a Missabe ore train saw the body lying on the track while the train was going at a rapid rate and before he could check the train several cars passed over the body, mutilating it.

The Duluth Herald; “Slugged and Robbed, Then Laid on Track is Theory in Calumet Tragedy.”; September 23, 1911; p. 6.


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