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This week in state history

 

October 4, 2019

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week.

Oct. 7

1910 Forest fires destroy Baudette and Spooner, killing 29 people and burning over 220,000 acres of land. During this dry year over 900 fires had burned in twenty-nine counties, causing 42 deaths. Graceton, Pitt, Cedar Spur, and Williams also burned.

1935 Amelia Earhart speaks to the Women's City Club in St. Paul as the final part of a tour of Minnesota, including the Iron Range. Formed in 1921, the club valued social, cultural, political, and intellectual pursuits and also hosted speakers Gertrude Stein and T. S. Eliot....



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