Friday, October 19, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 19

October 19, 1900 – “The village [of Blackduck, Minn.] was organized on December 29, 1900, and the people anxiously awaited the arrival of the railroad as they watched their town grow.

The Blackduck Times was the first newspaper, with its first issue [published] on [this date]. It was edited by E.J. Taylor, and it was published weekly until 1906. In November of 1900, the paper stated that mail delivery was better to Alaska than it was to Blackduck.”

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