Saturday, June 3, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 3

June 3, 2004 – One of the very few structures in Cloquet that survived the 1918 fire was torn down today. The water tower on the hill overlooking Pinehurst Park is no more.  City officials decided the water tower had to go because it was corroding and had become too expensive to maintain. Also, the tower was in a residential neighborhood where falling ice, dripping water and other problems plagued nearby homeowners.








Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Oct. 2, 2012, 
as long as acknowledgement included.


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Friday, June 2, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 2

June 2, 1911 – Two people were killed and four were severely injured at about midnight this evening when a washout at Vergas, Ottertail County, Minn., on the Soo Line wrecked northbound passenger train No. 190, consisting of seven cars.

Fire broke out immediately after the wreck occurred and threatened scores of people who were imprisoned in the wrecked passenger coaches. The mail and observation cars were saved from destruction by fire, and all the mail was taken to a place of safety.

The washout was the result of one of the heaviest rains ever experienced in this section of the state. The entire seven cars that made up train No. 109 were derailed and ditched.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Washout Ditches Soo Train. Two Perish and Four Are Hurt in Wreck of Passenger at Vergas, Minn.”; June 3, 1911; p. 1.




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Thursday, June 1, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 1

June 1, 1984 – Delta Airlines began service to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “It became the dominant carrier after [acquiring] Northwest Airlines in 2008.”

http://www.mspairport.com/social-media/fun-facts.aspx



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 31

May 31, 1905 – Harold Ray, nine years old, was thought to have been kidnapped by his father, Harvey Niccum, of Glencoe, Minn. The boy has been living in Minneapolis with his mother, and today he mysteriously disappeared.

Niccum and his wife were divorced some time ago, and she was allowed to take the maiden name of Ray. She was given custody of the child and was positive the father took the boy away. She asked the police to look for the two.
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Thought to have been kidnapped by his father, Harold Ray returned home late the evening of his disappearance. His father, Harvey Niccum, had taken his son downtown Minneapolis after school and bought him a new pair of shoes. Niccum took the boy back after the two had seen the sights.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Harold Ray Missing. Mother Thinks Divorced Husband Took Her Little Boy.”; June 1, 1905; p. 4.

The Minneapolis Journal; June 2, 1905; p. 7.



Traffic congestion, corner of Sixth and Nicollet, Minneapolis, 1905

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 30

May 30, 1905 – The post office and store at Guthrie, 13 miles south of Bemidji, was robbed by two masked men this evening.

Postmaster Herzberg and R. S. Walker were in the office when two masked men entered and, with leveled revolvers, commanded them to hold up their hands. While one of the robbers covered Herzberg and Walker, the other rifled the till, getting $10.

The robbers then took $65 in cash, two gold watches and a ring from Herzberg and Walker. They also took a Winchester rifle and some ammunition.

The men then marched the postmaster and his companion up the railroad track past Nary to within two miles of Bemidji. At this point they commanded the men to countermarch to Guthrie.

Herzberg and Walker walked back to Nary and attempted in vain to telephone to Bemidji. They drove to Bemidji the next morning and notified Sheriff Bailey. One of the holdup men was a short man dressed in a long frock coat; the other was a much larger man.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Masked Men Rob Guthrie’s Office. Postmaster and Companion Are Marched from Scene of Crime at Point of Winchester.”; May 31, 1905; p. 1.



Post office and store, Guthrie, Minn., 1910

http://www.lakesnwoods.com/Guthrie.htm

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Monday, May 29, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 28

May 29, 1911 – The United States Court of Claims today rendered a decision that awards the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians of Minnesota nearly a $1,000,000, representing claims of the band against the United States. The controversy over this matter has been going on for about 15 years.

After the opinion was announced by the court, it was stated by a representative of the attorney general that the case would be appealed to the United States Supreme Court. The suit of the Indians was for timber land on the Mille Lac reservation in Minnesota, which, they contended was wrongfully taken from them by the government from 1872 to 1903, during which period the land was thrown open to settlers in violation of the treaty obligation of 1863-1864.

The Indians were represented by Daniel D. Henderson and C. E. Richardson of Washington, and F. W. Honghton of Milwaukee, George B. Egerton of St. Paul and Harvey Clapp of Duluth, while George H. Anderson appeared for the government.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Mille Sacs (sic) Indians Win Case Against the U. S.. Court of Claims Awards Chippewas nearly $1,000,000, After 15 Years’ Contest. Suit for Land Alleged to Have Been Wrongfully Taken to Be Appealed.”; May 30, 1911; p. 1.




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Sunday, May 28, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 28

May 28, 1994 - In Recognition of a Minnesota Coaching Record

May 28, 1994




Inscription: 


On this date at Chaska, Minnesota, New Ulm High School coach James Senske recored his 510th coaching victory, a new Minnesota State High School League baseball record for wins by a coach. At the completion of the 1994 season, Senske had a career record of 515 wins, 125 losses, and 4 ties. New Ulm proudly recognizes Coach Senske's contributions to the baseball tradition at this school and in the community since 1960. 


Donated by: 
New Ulm Legion
Booster Club
June 24, 1995



Erected 1995 by the New Ulm Legion Booster Club. 


https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=79913
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