Friday, March 31, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 31

March 31, 1917 – Headed by Mayor L. A. Fritsche, a delegation of New Ulm citizens left today for Washington, D. C., to present a resolution memorializing President Wilson, U. S. Senators Knute Nelson and Frank Kellogg of Minnesota and Representative F. E. Ellsworth of this district to use every possible means to avoid involving this country in war with Germany.

The resolutions were adopted at a peace meeting last night at the New Ulm armory. More than 1,000 people attended. The resolutions declare that there is no adequate reason for plunging this country into the war and protest against such action.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “New Ulm Citizens Go to Capital to Oppose War”; March 31, 1917; p. 4.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain July 25, 2012,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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