November 28, 1914 – Frederick Price was the distraught husband when the ambulance collected his dead wife, the victim of a fall off a river bluff. Then he sued the park board for not having a guardrail and the investigator said it was murder. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
In the late 19th-century, Maria Louise Sanford was a star of the regional lecture circuit and one of the most charismatic professors at the University of Minnesota. She was also one of the only female professors—and some of her colleagues had it out for her. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
1943 – Elizabeth “Betty” Wall, a pilot from Faribault, Minnesota, arrived in Texas, to do her part in the war. But, unlike male recruits, she had to pay her train fare—and her room and board—while she trained for become a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASPs. Here’s Britt Aaamodt.
1894 – Myrta Belknap was a good woman from Minneapolis who’d married the wrong man. Dr. H. H. Holmes was a Chicago druggist—and, according to the police, a serial killer responsible for the deaths of at least nine people, including his mistress. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
In 1898, Charles Flandreau, now an old man, stood before a crowd at the Minnesota Historical Society. He had a story to tell, about the summer he canoed to the Mississippi headwaters and met the legendary fur trapper George Bonga. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
September 1920, three military officers took off in a biplane from a Minnesota airfield for a bumpy, seat-of-the-pants seven-day journey to Washington, DC. The mission? The get the state its first Air National Guard squadron. Here’s Britt Aamodt
In 1963, Darla Henrichsen, cleaning cabins at Stony Point Resort on Leech Lake, fell for the resort owner’s son. Robert Hansen was a troubled young man, who lived for guns and the hunt. Still, who would’ve thought then that the same Robert Hansen, twenty years later, would be accused of hunting at least 17 women to their deaths? Here’s Britt Aamodt