This week in state history


June 12, 2020

An ad appeared in the June 19, 1892 edition of the St. Paul World seeking information on the disappearance of Mamie Schwartz. News of the missing 4-year-old soon flashed across the state and the country. The state offered a reward in early 1893 before the child was found in Superior in June.

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.

June 12

1946 The Minnesota Historical Society accepts a grant from the Weyerhaeuser family to establish the Forest Products History Foundation. Initially located in St. Paul, the foundation evolves into the international organization known as the Forest History Society. Now located in Durham, North Carolina, the society's mission remains the same: to preserve and interpret the documents of forest and conservation history. Weyerhaeuser company records are kept by the society, including those from 1913 to 1965 of Cloquet affiliates Cloq...

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