Tuesday, May 8, 2012

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 8

May 8, 1908 – Pat Hurley, said to be a cook at Gilbert, lost both legs at 7:30 o'clock this morning at Pettit, a station between Eveleth and Sparta, by being run over by a Duluth & Iron Range freight train. He was taken to the More hospital at Eveleth, where his right leg was amputated near the hip and the left leg just above the ankle.”  Hurley died of his injuries on May 11 and was “taken to the Virginia cemetery for interment.”

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