Saturday, December 30, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 30

December 30, 1910 – If Henri Mosse, globe trotter, native of France, succeeds in getting back to Paris before 10 a.m., June 10, 1912; he will win 50,000 francs ($10,000) as a prize offered by Henri Rochefort, editor of La Patrie.

Mosse arrived in Minneapolis today, confident he is on schedule. Using his own two legs as his sole means of transportation, the little Frenchman is contented with his lot and believes that globe-trotting is the best exercise. Mosse started out from Lyons, France, June 10, 1908. Since then he has visited every nation on the globe.

The globe trotter makes his living giving lectures and exhibition walking stunts.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Globe Trotter Visits City. Henri Mosse, Walking Around the World, Must Arrive in France June 10, 1912, to win Prize.”; Dec. 31, 1910; p. 5.

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