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This week in state history


August 30, 2019

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

Aug. 31

1929 The Foshay Tower is dedicated in Minneapolis. Hiring John Sousa to write and perform a march for the occasion, Wilbur Foshay throws a splendid grand-opening party, a final display of extravagance before the 1929 crash and subsequent economic depression that ruins him.

Sept. 1

1894 A forest fire kills 413 people and burns 160,000 acres of timberland around Hinckley, including parts of southern Carlton County. Railroad engineer James Root saves more than 100 people by loading them onto train cars and driving north throu...

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