This week in history
September 4, 2020
Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.
1908 A forest fire burns Chisholm, causing millions of dollars in damage and leaving 6,000 homeless.
1939 Duluth’s Incline Railway makes its final trip. Built in 1891 for $400,000, it had carried passengers up Seventh Avenue from Superior to Ninth Street, a distance of 2,749 feet.
1889 Bob Younger dies in the Minnesota State Prison at Stillwater, where he was serving a life sentence for his role in the Jesse James/Cole Younger gang’s Northfield bank raid on Sept. 7, 1876. First National Bank bookkeeper Joseph Lee...