Wednesday, June 26, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 26

June 26, 1896 – “Sheriff Joseph Rogers was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest two men they encountered on a road near Glencoe Township. When Sheriff Rogers told the men he was going to arrest them one of them fired at the Sheriff. After Sheriff Rogers returned fire the men again fired, striking Sheriff Rogers in the chest. The deputy went to get help and Sheriff Rogers was shot several more times.

The suspects were apprehended by a posse in a swamp the next day and were lynched.

Sheriff Rogers had been marshal of Glencoe for 7 years before being elected Sheriff in 1894. He was survived by his mother, father, and sister; he is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Glencoe, Mcleod County, Minnesota.”




Sheriff Joseph Rogers

http://www.odmp.org/officer/11452-sheriff-joseph-rogers

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 25

June 25, 1977 - Grandma's Marathon was first run on this date with only 150 participants; that first race was won by the Minnesotan runner and 1976 Olympic 10000m runner Garry Bjorklund.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma's_Marathon





https://grandmasmarathon.com/our-races/garry-bjorklund-half-marathon/
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Monday, June 24, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 24


June 24, 1911 – Minn. Governor Eberhart, Virginia Mayor Hawkinson, Secretary Archer of the Virginia [Minn.] Commercial Club and Eveleth Mayor Saari were nearly arrested this afternoon in Virginia for speeding their automobile over 30 miles an hour. They were running to catch a train at the Iron Range depot, two miles from the city park where the governor had made his address.

When the policeman’s order to halt was ignored, he pulled his revolver. The auto had gone too far ahead and the party escaped. The governor made his train just in time.

The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune; “Police Shoots at Eberhart. Minnesota Governor and Party Arrested for Speeding Auto at Virginia.”; June 25, 1911; p. 1.



http://www.mnopedia.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main/public/pof00180.jpg?itok=UsvpipDX

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 23


June 23, 1907 – Andrew Townsend Hisey, secular (nonreligious) candidate for president, is feeling awfully blue.

The wheelbarrow candidate, who came to St. Paul, wheeling his barrow, wearing his high hat, and otherwise adorned, has met with disappointment.


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Instead of being a militant candidate, a proud winner of feminine affection and the generous dispenser of political patronage, Hisey is a rejected suitor.

The presidency of the United States now looks small to the man from Iowa, for he has learned that love carries even greater rewards and stings more than the game of politics.

When Hisey arrived in St. Paul he carried a photograph of a woman with whom he claimed to have been corresponding. She was a lady fair, and Hisey had her name and address.

Today, donning his best secular robes and rolling his wheelbarrow, Hisey approached the home of his prospective bride.

In language that was suave and diplomatic, the presidential hopeful offered his heart, hand and wheelbarrow, but was brutally turned down.

“Horrid old thing,” said the unappreciative girl. So, sad and forlorn, Hisey made a sweeping bow and left.

“My bride awaits me in Minneapolis,” he said with prophetic foresight, and tomorrow he will add to the traffic on Nicollet Ave.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Secular Candidate Loses Out in Quest of Love”; June 24, 1907; p. 5.

1The Minneapolis Tribune; June 23, 1907; p. 9.




https://rapidcityjournal.com/hisey-for-president/image_4fa5dc1a-5e2d-11e1-a572-0019bb2963f4.html

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 22

June 22, 1922 – Burglars blew open the safe at the Milwaukee depot in Albert Lea and got away with $65 and several tickets and other valuables kept in the safe. Laundry soap used to fill the cracks of the doors before the blast, spattered the ceiling, walls and floor of the depot and the floor was littered with tickets and other papers.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Burglars Blow Open Safe in Albert Lea Depot; Get $65”; June 23, 1922; p. 13.


Albert Lea Depot

http://www.lakesnwoods.com/AlbertLeaGallery.htm
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Friday, June 21, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 21

June 21, 1906 – Earthquake shocks were distinctly felt at the Goodhue County almshouse, three miles from Red Wing, shortly after 10 this evening.

Beds rocked and articles fell from shelves.

The inmates were thoroughly frightened, particularly those on the third floor.

The shocks were also felt out around the premises.

The Minneapolis Journal; Several Shocks Felt at the Goodhue County Almshouse Near Red Wing. “Home of Poor Shaken by Quake. June 22, 1906; p. 1.




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Thursday, June 20, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 20

June 20, 1896 - Sarah Bernhardt, probably the most famous actress of the 19th century, signed the guest register at the Coney Island Hotel in Waconia, Minn., on this date. A popular summer resort on an island in Lake Waconia, Coney Island of the West was founded in 1885, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 11, 1976.

http://www.mnopedia.org/place/coney-island-west-1884-1960



Coney Island, Waconia, Minn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2009-0713-MN17-Waconia-ConeyIslandW.jpg



Actress Sarah Bernhardt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sarah_Bernhardt_
by_Paul_Nadar_(crop).jpg

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