Wednesday, June 26, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 26

June 26, 1896 – “Sheriff Joseph Rogers was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest two men they encountered on a road near Glencoe Township. When Sheriff Rogers told the men he was going to arrest them one of them fired at the Sheriff. After Sheriff Rogers returned fire the men again fired, striking Sheriff Rogers in the chest. The deputy went to get help and Sheriff Rogers was shot several more times.

The suspects were apprehended by a posse in a swamp the next day and were lynched.

Sheriff Rogers had been marshal of Glencoe for 7 years before being elected Sheriff in 1894. He was survived by his mother, father, and sister; he is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Glencoe, Mcleod County, Minnesota.”




Sheriff Joseph Rogers

http://www.odmp.org/officer/11452-sheriff-joseph-rogers

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 25

June 25, 1977 - Grandma's Marathon was first run on this date with only 150 participants; that first race was won by the Minnesotan runner and 1976 Olympic 10000m runner Garry Bjorklund.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma's_Marathon





https://grandmasmarathon.com/our-races/garry-bjorklund-half-marathon/
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Monday, June 24, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 24


June 24, 1911 – Minn. Governor Eberhart, Virginia Mayor Hawkinson, Secretary Archer of the Virginia [Minn.] Commercial Club and Eveleth Mayor Saari were nearly arrested this afternoon in Virginia for speeding their automobile over 30 miles an hour. They were running to catch a train at the Iron Range depot, two miles from the city park where the governor had made his address.

When the policeman’s order to halt was ignored, he pulled his revolver. The auto had gone too far ahead and the party escaped. The governor made his train just in time.

The Minneapolis Sunday Tribune; “Police Shoots at Eberhart. Minnesota Governor and Party Arrested for Speeding Auto at Virginia.”; June 25, 1911; p. 1.



http://www.mnopedia.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_main/public/pof00180.jpg?itok=UsvpipDX

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 23


June 23, 1907 – Andrew Townsend Hisey, secular (nonreligious) candidate for president, is feeling awfully blue.

The wheelbarrow candidate, who came to St. Paul, wheeling his barrow, wearing his high hat, and otherwise adorned, has met with disappointment.


1



Instead of being a militant candidate, a proud winner of feminine affection and the generous dispenser of political patronage, Hisey is a rejected suitor.

The presidency of the United States now looks small to the man from Iowa, for he has learned that love carries even greater rewards and stings more than the game of politics.

When Hisey arrived in St. Paul he carried a photograph of a woman with whom he claimed to have been corresponding. She was a lady fair, and Hisey had her name and address.

Today, donning his best secular robes and rolling his wheelbarrow, Hisey approached the home of his prospective bride.

In language that was suave and diplomatic, the presidential hopeful offered his heart, hand and wheelbarrow, but was brutally turned down.

“Horrid old thing,” said the unappreciative girl. So, sad and forlorn, Hisey made a sweeping bow and left.

“My bride awaits me in Minneapolis,” he said with prophetic foresight, and tomorrow he will add to the traffic on Nicollet Ave.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Secular Candidate Loses Out in Quest of Love”; June 24, 1907; p. 5.

1The Minneapolis Tribune; June 23, 1907; p. 9.




https://rapidcityjournal.com/hisey-for-president/image_4fa5dc1a-5e2d-11e1-a572-0019bb2963f4.html

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 22

June 22, 1922 – Burglars blew open the safe at the Milwaukee depot in Albert Lea and got away with $65 and several tickets and other valuables kept in the safe. Laundry soap used to fill the cracks of the doors before the blast, spattered the ceiling, walls and floor of the depot and the floor was littered with tickets and other papers.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Burglars Blow Open Safe in Albert Lea Depot; Get $65”; June 23, 1922; p. 13.


Albert Lea Depot

http://www.lakesnwoods.com/AlbertLeaGallery.htm
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Friday, June 21, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 21

June 21, 1906 – Earthquake shocks were distinctly felt at the Goodhue County almshouse, three miles from Red Wing, shortly after 10 this evening.

Beds rocked and articles fell from shelves.

The inmates were thoroughly frightened, particularly those on the third floor.

The shocks were also felt out around the premises.

The Minneapolis Journal; Several Shocks Felt at the Goodhue County Almshouse Near Red Wing. “Home of Poor Shaken by Quake. June 22, 1906; p. 1.




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Thursday, June 20, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 20

June 20, 1896 - Sarah Bernhardt, probably the most famous actress of the 19th century, signed the guest register at the Coney Island Hotel in Waconia, Minn., on this date. A popular summer resort on an island in Lake Waconia, Coney Island of the West was founded in 1885, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 11, 1976.

http://www.mnopedia.org/place/coney-island-west-1884-1960



Coney Island, Waconia, Minn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2009-0713-MN17-Waconia-ConeyIslandW.jpg



Actress Sarah Bernhardt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sarah_Bernhardt_
by_Paul_Nadar_(crop).jpg

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 19


June 19, 1922 – Mrs. Anna Dickie Olesen was nominated for the United States Senate on the Democratic ticket on this date’s statewide primary in Minn. It was the first time in the history of the state—local politicians say it is the first time in the history of the country—that a woman had sought the Senatorial nomination of a major political party, and in Mrs. Olesen’s case, she had the endorsement of the Democratic convention.

New York Times; “WOMAN NOMINATED FOR U.S. SENATOR; Mrs. Olesen, Named by Minnesota Democrats, Is All for ‘Common People.’ SAYS SHE'S EAGER TO SERVE. Wife of a School Superintendent, She Campaigned the State in a Little Sedan.”; June 20, 1922.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40E16FB39551A738DDDA80A94DE405B828EF1D3




Anna Dickie Olesen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anna_Dickie_Olesen.jpg

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 18

June 18, 1964 – “Four unearned runs were too much for Missouri to overcome as Minnesota captured its third College World Series title with a 5-1 win.”

http://dataomaha.com/cws/year/1964




https://gophersports.com/sports/2018/5/21/sports-m-basebl-spec-rel-1964-natl-champ-html.aspx

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Monday, June 17, 2019

On This Date in Minneapolis History: June 17

June 17, 1919 – The remains of Ralph Gracie, the first Bemidji boy killed in action in WWI, have been found. Shot down in his airplane on Aug. 12, 1918, while in an air battle with the enemy, two miles from Ostend, Belgium, Major Zenn of France has successfully located his gravesite.


Ralph Gracie1

Major Zenn searched the records of Berlin and found his grave to be No. 1776; cemetery No. 2. The record also shows that he was buried by the Germans on Aug. 13, the day after he was killed.

“His remains were brought home to Bemidji and buried in a family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.”2


2

“Congress chartered a patriotic veterans' organization, the American Legion, in 1919. On June 6 of that year, the Bemidji Sentinel reported that 40 some veterans had met to organize the local American Legion and proposed that the newly formed post be named to honor Ralph Gracie, the first Bemidji man killed in action in WWI. The charter became official in August 1920.”2

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Gracie’s Burial Plot Located in Germany”; June 17, 1919; p. 1.

1http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31541267&ref=acom


2https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionRGP14/photos/a.1161003993960270/1554511211276211/?type=1&theater

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 16

June 16, 1994 – The Geek Squad, once an independent computer services company, now a subsidiary of Best Buy, was founded by Robert Stephens in Minneapolis on this date.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_Squad




Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain July 2, 2012,
as long as acknowledgement included.
 
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Saturday, June 15, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 15


June 15, 1899 – General R. A. Alger, Secretary of War, arrived in Duluth with his party this morning. They immediately went out for a trip on the bay, visiting the sawmill of Alger, Smith & Co. In the afternoon they left on the Duluth and Iron Range road for Knife River, where General Alger visited his extensive pine timber holdings and inspected the logging road owned by his company. In two days there will be a large reception in Duluth with a parade. Ten companies of militia, including seven from outside of Duluth, and all the local civil bodies, will form a parade.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Gen. Alger in Duluth”; June 16, 1899; p. 5.


General R. A. Alger


https://detroithistorical.pastperfectonline.com/byperson?keyword=Alger%2C+Russel+Alexander+Sr.
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Friday, June 14, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 14


June 14, 2003 - Leanna “Beaner” Warner, 5, of Chisholm, Minn., disappeared on this date. She “was last seen one block south from her home on Third Street SW at approximately 5 p.m. She has not been seen since.” 

http://helpfindthemissing.org/forum/showthread.php?t=21986


Leanna “Beaner” Warner
http://www.findmissingkids.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=207

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 13

June 13, 1968 - An F5 tornado struck Tracy, Minn., on this date. “The tornado killed nine people and injured 150 others as it tracked 9 miles (14 km) through Murray, Lyon and Redwood counties in southwestern Minn. It is one of only two official F5 tornadoes that have occurred in Minn., although several other tornadoes that occurred before 1950 are estimated to have been F5 strength. The tornado destroyed 111 homes, caused major damage to 76, and minor damage to 114. Five businesses were destroyed and 15 damaged. The elementary school and 106 automobiles were also destroyed. A heavy boxcar was heaved more than a block in the storm. Winds were estimated at 261 to 318 mph. Hard rains and hail were also reported.” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Tracy_tornado

Eric Lantz, 16, of Walnut Grove, shot this award-winning photo of the Tracy tornado as it was leaving town. He often took photos for the Walnut Grove Tribune, owned by his uncle, Everett Lantz. This image by Eric was awarded third place in the 1968 National Newspaper Association contest for best news photo.



http://www.minnpost.com/minnesota-blog-cabin/2012/06/stories-tracy-minnesota-tornado-remembered-and-published-44-years-later
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 12

June 12, 1873 - On this date, “farmers in southwestern Minnesota saw what looked like a snowstorm coming towards their fields from the west. Then they heard a roar of beating wings and saw that what seemed to be snowflakes were in fact grasshoppers. In a matter of hours, knee-high fields of grass and wheat were eaten to the ground by hungry hoppers. The grasshoppers' dramatic descent was just the beginning. For five years, from 1873 to 1877, grasshoppers destroyed wheat, oat, corn, and barley fields in Minnesota and surrounding states. In 1876 alone, grasshoppers visited forty Minnesota counties and destroyed 500,000 acres of crops.”

http://www.mnopedia.org/event/grasshopper-plagues-1873-1877




http://www.mnopedia.org/event/grasshopper-plagues-1873-1877

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Monday, June 10, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 10


June 10, 1912 – Nicola Lielich, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, recently employed in the mines of the Virginia district, left Duluth today on his way to New York, for the purpose of bringing an action for damages against the White Star Steamship Company. He claims to have lost $400 in money besides his baggage when the ship went down. His complaint alleges that his health was permanently injured by exposure in the water, so that he is no longer able to work, as he used to, in the mines. Under the marine laws it is doubtful if he can even recover for his personal belongings, but he intends to try.


Titanic1


Lielich was picked up by one of the life-boats, as he was swimming around in the icy water. He held a two-year-old boy, whom he had found floating on the water, and that was why he was taken upon the boat. When Lielich was picked up, it was found that the lower part of his trousers had to be cut away.

After returning to the Range country, Lielich attempted to work again at mining, but he found this impossible, he says, on account of cramps. For a long time he was able to earn some money by lecturing on the Titanic wreck in moving picture houses.

On arriving at New York he was cared for in one of the hospitals of that city. As his money and baggage were lost, the sisters (nuns) presented him with $25. He left the child whom he had rescued in their care.

The Duluth Herald; “Titanic Survivor Unable to Work”; June 11, 1912; p. 4.

1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic#/media/File:RMS_Titanic_3.jpg
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