This week in state history
October 4, 2019
Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week.
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....