Monday, January 1, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 1

January 1, 1918 – August Maninen and Ernest Palmi were arrested this evening by Hibbing police. They are sought by the Houghton, Mich., authorities with being slackers and not appearing for the draft calls.

The men had registration cards, but failed to appear when their respective boards ordered them to do so.

The Duluth Herald; “Houghton Slackers Arrested in Hibbing”; Jan. 2, 1918; p. 7.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Feb. 7, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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