Thursday, November 19, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 19

November 19, 1903 - A large group of men worked for several hours [this evening] to extricate a horse belonging to N. B. Nellette, a farmer of White Bear, from a large hole in which he fell at the corner of Payne Avenue and Rose Street in St. Paul.

The excavation was made by M. J. O’Neil, who has a plumbing contract for the Harrison School. It was about eight feet deep and several feet wide. The horse sank in several feet.

The St. Paul Globe; “Extricate a Horse, Animal Falls into an Excavation at Payne Avenue and Rose Street”; November  20, 1903, p. 10.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain November 19, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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