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This week in state history

 

January 31, 2020



Historic Minnesota events with

anniversaries this week.

Feb. 1

1840 Thomas B. Walker is born in Xenia, Ohio. He arrived in St. Paul in 1862 and found a job as a timber cruiser in northern Minnesota. He would later serve as an engineer in creating the St. Paul & Duluth rail line that runs through Carlton County. He made his fortune in timber land holdings and would plan and develop the Walker Art Gallery that later became the Walker Art Center. He would also play an instrumental role in the creation of the Minneapolis Public Library. He died in 1928 with an estimated worth of $100 million...



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