Friday, November 3, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 3

November 3, 1924 - The last man to be recovered from the Milford Mine disaster was found late this evening. The body of Arvid Lehti, 31, of Cuyuna, was found approximately nine months after the flooding of the Milford property on Feb. 5, when 41 men lost their lives. Rescue work has been going on continuously since the accident. The mine had to be drained, and Foley Lake, which emptied into the mine, was pumped dry. Survived by his wife, Lahti’s body was found in stop No. 7.

The Duluth News Tribune; “Last Body Taken From Crosby Mine”; Nov. 5, 1924; p. 5.


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