This week in state history
March 27, 2020
Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.
1905 The Aerial Bridge, spanning the Duluth shipping canal, carries its first passengers across the harbor inside a carriage suspended from the bridge framework. The system would be replaced with a lift bridge in 1930.
1992 William Maupins, Duluth’s prominent civil rights leader, dies. He served as president of the Duluth NAACP chapter, and, when a black family was prevented from moving into a Duluth neighborhood, he launched the campaign that led to a city fair-housing ordinance. He also organized a food drive fo...