A fire survivor described Hinckley as occupying “a hole cut in the brush lands and for miles in all directions young trees, huge stumps, and fallen logs covered the land.”
Mary Laine is a volunteer for the Minnesota Historical Society. She has master’s degrees in horticulture and medical technology and is a blood-bank specialist. She has been a history buff ever since she took a Minnesota history class in grade school.
When Woolson enlisted in the Union Army as a private at Okaman on October 10, 1864, he was fourteen years old.
Herbert W. Schaper was a mailman in Minneapolis and a fisherman who made his own lures. One day, he added six legs to a lure that he had whittled and called it a “Cootie.”
Herbert Sellner founded the Sellner Woodcraft Company in 1912 to manufacture mission furniture, lamps, and other wood articles. By 1923, Sellner’s creativity evolved.
The flu, also known as the grip or grippe, occurred in three waves in 1918: March to early summer; the fall; and winter extending into early 1919.
In 1888, Dr. Gerhard Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian physician, arrived in St. Paul to study leprosy because of the high number of Norwegian immigrants in the state.
By the late 1930s, Minneapolis-made Burma-Shave became the second-highest-selling brushless shaving cream in the US and was in 17 percent of medicine cabinets.
In the eighty years since its introduction, SPAM has fed millions of people and is available in more than forty countries and in over fifteen varieties and sizes.
Members taught each other, and the public, how to use plants to enhance their environments.
The current bison herd began when three bison were relocated from the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge near Valentine, Nebraska, to the park in 1961.
When the mine closed in 1962 due to rising production costs, it was the oldest and deepest mine in the state, at 2,341 feet below the surface.