Sunday, June 10, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 10

June 10, 1914 – A windstorm accompanied by heavy rain raged in Pipestone this afternoon lasting one hour and 15 minutes, and doing considerable damage. Two Indian boys were killed at the school one mile north of the town: Frank Shran, age 12, had an arm broken in two places and several ribs broken, Quincy Shambo, age 9, a fractured skull. Another student, B. Smith, 12, received various minor injuries.

Boy’s Dormitory at Pipestone Indian School1

They started from the barn to the dormitory during the storm, but could not make it, being blown against a fence, where later they were found under the timbers of the barn roof, which was blown about 50 feet from the barn. The barn itself was a total wreck.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “2 Killed in Southern Minnesota. Boys at School Are Blown Against Fence.”; June 11, 1914; p. 1.

The Duluth Herald; “Indian Students Victims of Storm.”; June 11, 1914; p. 5.



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