Saturday, May 3, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 3

May 3, 1950 – The Seifert quadruplets, Monica, Marie, Martha and Mike, were Minnesota’s first set of quads when they were born on this date. At the time, there “were just a dozen other quads in the country. Born two months premature, the Seifert babies had to be doubled up in the two incubators at Sleepy Eye Hospital [Minn.].”  Their notoriety and “attraction was so strong that beginning at age 2, the quads were on display through the run of the State Fair for three consecutive years.” People paid a quarter and could watch the quads as long as they liked.

The Seifert Quadruplets

Photo taken at Minnesota State Fair

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