Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - Minneapolis, St. Anthony, and St. Anthony's Falls
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, St. Anthony, and St. Anthony's Falls
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Where is Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA? 

Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA

The Minnesota Territorial Legislature authorized present-day Minneapolis as a town in 1856 on the Mississippi's west bank. Minneapolis incorporated as a city in 1867, the year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago. It later joined with the east-bank city of St. Anthony in 1872...wikipedia


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News  1855 - January 23 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota,

www.wikipedia.org
January 23, 1855
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News  1866 - Large Fire in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Friday, March 17.

A fire here last night destroyed twenty buildings from First to Davis street. Loss $100,000.

The New York Times
New York, New York
March 18, 1866
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News  1867 - Fire at Minneapolis, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Saturday, June 29.
A fire this morning burned the St. Paul House, WARNER'S furniture and coffin warehouse, LUCAS BROTHERS' tinware and other frame buildings on Hennippen-avenue, next to the river. The loss is about $15,000, which is insured for $6,000 on all. The buildings were ...Read MORE...



1870 - Minneapolis and Saint Paul became major cities partly thanks to French immigrant engineer Edmund La Croix, a resident of the area who perfected a device to purify white flour in the early 1870s.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ minnesota.html
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News  1882 - FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS. BURNING OF THE BARTON BLOCK - LOSS NEARLY $100,000.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 18. - The Barton Block, in Washington avenue, Minneapolis, was burned this morning, making the third disastrous fire there within a few weeks. The fire originated in the printing-office of Dimond & Ross, on the third floor, but in just what manner cannot be definitely determined. The ...Read MORE...


1883 - September 29 – A consortium of flour mill operators in Minneapolis, Minnesota forms the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway as a means to get their product to the Great Lakes ports but avoid the high tariffs of Chicago.

www.wikipedia.org
September 29, 1883
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News  1884 - ACADEMY OF MUSIC DESTROYED.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 26. - The old Academy of Music building in Minneapolis was destroyed by fire Christmas afternoon. The building contained the Minneapolis law library which was lost.

The loss to building and contents, including merchants occupying ground floors, is about $200,000.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
December 26, 1884
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1889 - First library to have a Children's department was the Minneapolis Public Library.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ minnesota.html
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News  1897 - A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. The loss is $200,000, fully insured.
The New York Times
New York, New York
January 11, 1897
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News  1902 - BIG FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30. - Fire to-night destroyed the six-story building occupied by the Minneapolis Paper Company and owned by J. C. Oswald & Co. The stock of the paper company, known also as Wright, Barrows & Stillwell, was consumed. The value of the contents is said to have exceeded $200,000. The...Read MORE...


1906
Minneapolis, the first city of Minnesota in popula tion and importance and the capital of Hennepin oo., is situated on both banks of the Mississippi River, at the Falls of St. Anthony, just above St. Paul, the wide-spread ing suburbs of the two cities being contiguous. Lat. 44° 58' N. ; Ion. 93°...Read MORE...


News  1911 - EXPLOSION TIES UP AND DARKENS A CITY. Power House of Electric Co. In Minneapolis Destroyed by Short Circuit of 13,000 Volts. ELEVEN MEN NEAR DEATH.
Blinding Flashes and Deafening Crashes Continuous - Streets Unlighted - Newspapers Use Hand Presses.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6. - An explosion and fire which destroyed the main plant of the General Electric Company early to-day, injured three men, caused a loss of $750,000, and seriously interfered...Read MORE...



1912 - The nation's first Better Business Bureau was founded in Minneapolis.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ minnesota.html
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News  1912 - Three Dead in Storm
Minneapolis, Minn., July 13. - Three persons are dead and thirteen injured and a property loss of $100,000 was caused by one of the most severe storms in years which raged over Hennepin and Ramsey counties (Minneapolis and St. Paul) last night.

The dead are:
Ralph Gillette, aged 30, killed by...Read MORE...



News  1913 - BLAZE COSTS TWO LIVES. FIRE DESTROYS NORTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL AT MINNEAPOLIS.
Minneapolis, June 19. - Captain JOHN GRAY died in a few hours from his injuries, Ladderman FRANK KANESKY was almost instantly killed and eight others were injured in a fire which gutted the North Side high school.

Fifty firemen were in imminent danger when a wall of the old main building fell....Read MORE...



News  1917 - TWELVE MISSING IN FIRE. SCORE MAY HAVE DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS BLAZE. ONE WOMAN JUMPS TO DEATH - FIREMEN ARRIVING LATE ARE ATTACKED BY CROWD.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 12. - Firemen are searching the smoking ruins of the Kenwood Hotel for the bodies of a dozen persons missing since the fire which started Sunday about midnight. MRS. LUCILLE SQUIRE, 30 years old, was killed when she jumped from a third-story window, missing the life-net and ...Read MORE...


1919 - A Minneapolis factory turned out the nations first armored cars.

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1926 - The first Automatic Pop-up toaster was marketed in June by McGraw Electric Co. in Minneapolis under the name Toastmaster. The retail price was $13.50.

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News  1928 - October 10 - The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 90 degrees, their latest such reading of record.

The Weather Channel
October 10, 1928
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News  1956 - JET HITS HOMES; 6 DIE.
Minneapolis (INS) - Six persons, including four children, were killed Saturday when a Navy jet plane crashed in flames and ploughed through six homes near Minneapolis.

Eleven children were hospitalized with injuries.

A man and his wife and two of their three sons were among the dead. The...Read MORE...



News  1967 - MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL BLAZE FATAL TO FOUR.
Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) - Four persons died Monday night when fire raced through two upper floors of a four-story hotel on the south edge of the Minneapolis loop.

Identified by the medical examiner's office as two of the victims were ADOLPH GILBERTSON, 58, and THORNTON POPE, 57, both residents...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Belair
America/USA  George Belair (1915, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 2005, , Minnesota, USA)

Bourdeaux
America/USA  Marie Bourdeaux (November 6th 1913, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - July 2 1988, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Dhein
America/USA  Eleanor Dhein (9 June 1896, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 30 December 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Hall
America/USA  John Merril Hall (10 April 1925, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 1 April 2005?, )

Higgins
America/USA  Louis Vincent Higgins (April 7, 1925, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - March 3, 1986, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA )

Hoisve
 World War II Soldier America/USA  Harold Vernon Hoisve (19 November 1910, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 18 November 1971, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

Lindgren
America/USA  Betty Lindgren (12,26,1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 12,09,1998, Edina, Minnesota, USA)

Peppin
America/USA  Emily Sophie Peppin (10 December 1866, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 17 December 1940, Red Lake County Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Reinhardt
America/USA  F Reinhardt (26 February 1874, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - , )

Rogers
 America/USA  Gale A Rogers (16 October 1903, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 5 February 1994, Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)) gravestone

Vogel
America/USA  Wilfred Vogel (may 23, 1920, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - may 11, 2015, Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1912
George Richard Bourdeaux (8 December 1886 - 31 August 1972) & Eleanor Dhein (9 June 1896 - 30 December 1961)
married 4 November 1912
 




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