Minnesota Mayhem: A History of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crime, & Dreadful Behavior in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes

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The History Press, 2012 - History - 159 pages
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Turn back the yellowing pages of Minnesota's past and explore the best of the state's worst moments, as chronicled in the Minneapolis Tribune and its successor newspapers. These stories and photos, culled from the Star Tribune's microfilm archive by author Ben Welter, range from the catastrophic to the merely curious. From a fire that destroyed the State Capitol in 1881, to a wordless fistfight that broke out on a Minneapolis street in 1898, a flu outbreak that killed more than 10,000 Minnesotans in 1918 and the arrest of Frank Lloyd Wright at a Lake Minnetonka cottage in 1926.
  

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Review: Minnesota Mayhem: A History of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crime and Dreadful Behavior in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

User Review  - Humbledaisy - Goodreads

Basically a collection of antique newspaper articles about crime and tragedy in Minnesota. Good for background research but so-so as a read. Read full review

Review: Minnesota Mayhem: A History of Calamitous Events, Horrific Accidents, Dastardly Crime and Dreadful Behavior in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

User Review  - Heidi Stokes - Goodreads

Not as exciting as I thought it would be though there are some very intriguing stories. I did find myself enjoying some articles more than others, but I was left with a desire for more...mayhem, I ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
December 1882
24
December 1899
38
March 1903
51
March 1910 A ThreeYearOld Stops Traffic September 1913 65
65
November 1919
80
December 1928
95
March 1939
107
May 1953
123
May 1965
137
August 1975
151
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About the author (2012)

Ben Welter is a Minneapolis native and news copy chief at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has posted more than 500 interesting stories and photos dating back to 1867 on his blog, Yesterday's News. He published Minnesota Mayhem with The History Press.

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