Friday, October 23, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 23

October 23, 1907 – The Duluth Herald reports that “many prominent citizens [of Eveleth, Minn.] have urged the train committee of the Business Men’s association to consider the matter of a union depot for Eveleth, in addition to better train service.


The citizens’ grievances run strongest against the Duluth, Missabe & Northern railway, for the passengers from three coaches are let off the train in the mud, nearer the Spruce-Adams stockpile than they are to the depot.


In the station, thirty to forty men and women are often crowded together in a little room about 25X15, without a lavatory or toilet rooms. The little room is not partitioned off for men and women, so that the language used is too often unbearable for the women.

The company has promised to better the conditions, but has done nothing as yet.

Duluth Herald; “Want Union Deport, Eveleth Business Men May Also Agitate That Subject”; October 23, 1907; p. 10.

1Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Oct. 23, 2015, as long as acknowledgement included.

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