Minnesota Mysteries: A History of Unexplained Wonders, Eccentric Characters, Preposterous Claims & B

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Any Minnesotan worth his lutefisk has heard of the Kensington Runestone. But have you heard of Victor Setterlund? In 1949, he uncovered another runestone less than ten miles away. How about Newmann the Great? In 1909, the Kenyon-born illusionist astonished Minneapolitans by driving a team of horses blindfolded across town to find a key hidden in a drugstore safe at Lake and Nicollet. How about little Mary Weinand? In 1915, her father demanded justice when the "meanest boy" at her one-room schoolhouse in Corcoran cut off her luxurious auburn curls. These little-known stories, along with dozens more culled from Minnesota newspaper archives, are presented here in their original form.
ISBN: 9781626193628
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Minnesota
Images: 72
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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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