Monday, December 11, 2017

On this Date in Minnesota History: December 11

December 11, 1900 - The Exchange Grain Company’s elevator in Hutchinson, Minn., burned early today around 2 a.m.

About 13,000 bushels of wheat and several carloads of coal were destroyed. C. S. Tredway is the company’s agent. The origin of the fire is unknown. The high wind endangered surrounding property, but good work on the part of the fire department prevented the spread of the flames. This is the fourth elevator to burn in this city within two years.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Grain Elevator Burned.”; Dec. 12, 1900; p. 3.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 11, 2017,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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