Sunday, June 30, 2013

On this date in Minnesota History: June 30

June 30, 1992 – “A train derailed in Superior, Wis., that sent a tanker car of benzene into the St. Louis River. National media swarmed into the area as a resulting cloud of possibly toxic smoke led to the evacuation of 50,000 area residents of Superior and Duluth.”

Saint Louis River drainage basin

I remember this well. My then 1-year old niece was evacuated from her daycare in Duluth to my parents' house in Cloquet.

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