Saturday, December 13, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 13

December 13, 1905 – The shoes of Minnesota Gov. John Albert Johnson were stolen sometime last night from under his berth on a sleeping car, as his train was approaching Spokane, Wash. The mercury in the thermometer was hovering perilously near the zero mark when the governor sat up this morning. But he was forced to remain in his stocking feet for several hours before the porter had an opportunity to purchase substitute footwear.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Our Governor’s Shoes Stolen as he Slept”; Dec. 13, 1905; p. 1.

Minnesota Gov. John Albert Johnson

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