Saturday, June 17, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 17

June 17, 1955 – Triplet sons were born over a three-day period to a Cloquet couple, Mr. and Mrs. William Pepski, at the Raiter Hospital in Cloquet, Minn. Jeffrey Alan Pepski was born on this date. His older brother James Michael on June 16, and his younger brother Steven Paul on June 18.  

The Pine Knot; “Cloquet Triplets Are Year Old”; Cloquet, Minn.; July 3, 1956; p.1.




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Feb. 2, 2017,
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Friday, June 16, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 16

June 16, 1904 – John M. Adams, agent of the Humane Society, risked his life today in the Mississippi River to save a Scotch Collie. Although the heroic undertaking occurred under the steel arch bridge, not one of the throng that passed over the structure knew of the brave act. The animal alone gave utterance to appreciation of the dangerous undertaking and in good strong dog talk lavished all sorts of affection on his rescuer. All Mr. Adams would say was: “Oh, I am glad I saved him.”



Scotch Collie1 

Word came to the society this morning that since yesterday a dog had lain on a boom log under the bridge. At 10 a.m. Adams started at 16th Ave. N. with Arthur Hauck and William Lee, looking for some means to get at the shivering creature. Endeavors to get a boat were fruitless. About 300 yards above the bridge is a logging shanty. Here Adams doffed his clothes and took the swift current at such an angle as to land himself beside the dog. The Collie eyed the swimmer suspiciously; then was overjoyed when he discovered his purpose.



Union Station and Arch Bridge2 

Risking the danger of being sucked under by the swift current near the falls, Adams, towing the dog, swam to the bank below the bridge. With the aid of Hauck and Lee and a Journal man, both bedraggled dog and his rescuer were hauled 30 feet to the top of the union station embankment.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Risked Life for a Dog. John M. Adams Plunges Into Swift current of River and Rescues Scotch Collie.”; June 16, 1904; p. 6.



St. Anthony Falls Today3


1https://www.petplanet.co.uk/dog_breed_profile.asp?dbid=52

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 15

June 15, 1904 – One hundred and ten weary seekers for land were lined up before the United States land office in Cass Lake this morning waiting for the doors to open. Among the number were four women. The first man to file was Daniel Caldwell, who took 160 acres 16 miles southeast of the village of Northome.

At the end of the first half hour 23 filings had been made. An amusing incident was the breaking into the line of Mary Hamelinen, a Finn, who succeeded in filing despite the fact that she had no number. The filings were pretty well disposed of by noon.

It is said that many squatters went on the land promptly at 9 a.m. and will contest conflicting entries made at the land office.

The four ladies who entered are Louise Moen of Fosston, Inberg Ose of Big Wolf Lake, Bertha Johnson of Virginia and Mary Hamelinen of Eveleth. The land that is most in demand is in town 148, ranges 26 and 27.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Weary seekers for Land File. Four Women in the Line at Cass Lake—Squatters Prepare to Contest.”; June 15, 1904; p. 1.




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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 14

June 14, 1867 – This evening in Shakopee, around eight o’clock, Samuel Lord and two of his children were struck by lightning, killing the children instantly. Mr. Lord still lives, with slight hope for his recovery.

At the time he was struck he was repairing an outbuilding and had a saw in his hand. His children were standing near him. He was conscious the whole time.

The Minneapolis Daily Tribune; “The Late Storm—Five Persons Struck by Lightning”; June 15, 1867; p. 1.




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Nov. 6, 2016,
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 13

June 13, 1901 – Adelarde Joyal, a French Canadian employed in the car shops in St. Cloud, Minn., would now be a double murderer had his aim been true. At 9:45 this morning he met his wife on the river bank and shot her twice; one bullet passing through the left side of her neck and the other into her left shoulder. He fired a third time but missed.

The Joyals have been separated for some time and divorce proceedings, instituted by the wife, are now pending. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and drunkenness, and there are also serious religious differences.

Today when husband and wife met, by accident it is supposed, Joyal asked her for a kiss and to live with him. She refused. He grabbed her by the arm and fired two shots at close range from a 38-caliber revolver. Mrs. Joyal broke away and escaped the third shot. She ran into the home of Mrs. Kranz, a neighbor, and Joyal in hot pursuit fired his two remaining shots at Mrs. Kranz who was outside her door. Fortunately his aim was poor and the woman was unhurt.

The police found Joyal hidden in some shrubbery and was easily arrested, although he had reloaded his gun and probably had planned to make a fight. Mrs. Joyal was taken to St. Raphael’s Hospital and will no doubt recover.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Joyal Shot to Kill. Wife Murder Almost Done at St. Cloud. Mrs. Joyal Wounded Twice. Shots Fired at a Second Woman Miss Their Mark—Sequel of an Estrangement.”; June 13, 1901; p. 1.




St. Raphael's Hospital

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Monday, June 12, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 12

June 12, 1913 – In one of the most daring holdup this year, Jacob Wocheley, a laborer, was robbed of $9, while more than a score of people looked on. The robbery occurred on Nicollet Ave. and Second St. this evening around 11 while storekeepers and passersby were within a few feet of the robber.

Wocheley had paid for his lodging at the Pioneer Hotel on Second St. South, and placed the remainder of his money in his pocket. A few minutes after leaving the hotel he was stopped by a man who quietly demanded that he hand over his money. Wocheley refused and the robber then quickly reached in his pocket. A fight ensued in which Wocheley was beaten.

Wocheley, however, held onto the man and tried to push him into the entrance of a nearby pawnshop. The pawnbroker, believing it to be a fight, refused assistance. Wocheley called on others to help him, but no one came to his aid. The holdup man made a final dash, losing his coat in the process. Wocheley took the coat to police headquarters.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Many Persons See Holdup. Laborer Robbed of $9 While Spectators Decline to Give Assistance.”; June 13, 1913; p. 1.




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Sunday, June 11, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 11

June 11, 1858 – Wadena County, Minn., was created from Cass and Todd Counties on this date.

The county took its name from the Wadena trading post of the old trail from Crow Wing to Otter Tail City and Pembina, situated on the west bluff of the Crow Wing River at its crossing in Thomastown Township.1

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Wadena_County,_Minnesota_Genealogy

1Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 560.




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