Thursday, August 9, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 9

August 9, 1906 – Byron Andrews, a Cass Lake photographer, was taken from his home at 11 p.m. this evening by an infuriated crowd of prominent citizens, carried one mile into the woods and stripped naked and tarred and feathered.

He was then bound to a tree and given orders to leave before morning.

His actions have been suspicious for a long time, and one mother tacked signs throughout Cass Lake that her young daughter was brutally treated by him. When the statement was verified, the indignation of every citizen in the town was aroused.

Andrews begged like a whipped cur when citizens came for him, but no sympathy or mercy was shown him. He has no family.

The Minneapolis Journal; “Citizens Mob A Cass Lake Artist. Bryon Andrews Tarred and Banished for Crimes Against Little Girls.”; Aug. 10, 1906; p. 1.

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