People of Wilkin County
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) February 28, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
A GOOD, SOFT BED
Charles Carpenter Took His Siesta in the Mud.
Charles Carpenter, a prosperous farmer living near Breckenridge, Minn., stopped off in Minneapolis this morning and stopped off in Minneapolis yesterday en route to Chicago on a pleasure trip. He purchased a ticket at an office on Nicollet avenue, and leaving the ticket and his satchel in the office went out to wait until train time. He visited several saloons and lingered too long at the flowing bowl. Later he returned and tried to secure possession of his goods and the ticket, but the agent would not surrender them. So Carpenter walked out and lay down in the mud. When Sergeant Russell tried to get the sleepy imbiber to arise he was abused roundly for his pains. Carpenter was taken to the central station and fitted out with his ticket and satchel, will be placed on the train for Chicago at 6 p. m.
Mrs. George F. Cook
Source: Duluth Daily News (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, March 13, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
SO SHE THRASHED HIM
Breckenridge, Minn., March 12.-Editor Joe Gunn, of the Wilkin County gazette, of this place, insulted Mrs. George F. Cook, trying to injure her fair name. She went around to the Gazette office, accompanied by her husband and several friends, and with a dog whip punished him soundly.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota, Tuesday, December 13, 1910, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.
Campbell, Minn.-To be the father of a week-old baby girl is the record for John Davis, who has just passed his 70th birthday.
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Monday, March 2, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
EXCHANGE REAL ESTATE.
To exchange, well located 160 acres unencumbered wild land, all tillable, in Wilkin county, Minn., for heavy work horses and mares at right prices. Address H. DYDKMAN,
Benjamin F. Egan
Source: Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ) Nov. 9, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
DEAD OR ALIVE EGAN'S FRIENDS
WIll Pay $1,000 for Information Regarding His Fate
The Missing Division Superintendent of the Great Northern Who Was Lost on a Hunting Trip More Than a Month ago.
St. Paul, Minn., November 8. - The stimulus of a big cash reward has been added to all other inducements to find Superintendent Benjamin F. Egan of the Kalispell division of the Great Northern road if alive, or his body, if dead. Employes of the Breckenridge, Minn., division on which he was assistant superintendent until a few weeks ago, when promoted to the Kalispell division, offered a reward of $500 for the recovery of their former chief, alive or dead. The Great Northern company added $500, so that now a prize of $1,000 is offered.
It is now almost a week since Egan and his friends went into the mountains near Kalispell to spend a few days hunting. The hunters took separate courses, expecting to come together to camp in the evening. Egan failed to join the others and after waiting a time search was made for him.. He was not found, and news of his disappearance spread among his friends in Kalispell and at his home. Search was commenced in earnest. Men were sent into the mountains to explore every gorge and canon. Storms have prevailed in the mountains almost every day since Egan disappeared. The snow is now about three feet deep.
Charles J. Glasier
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Saturday, November 12, 1881; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
The Wilkin County Record is the name of a new paper just issued at Breckenridge, Minn., by Charles J. Glasier. It is a neat, five-column folio, edited with ability, and is apparently being well supported. We wish it a full measure of success.
- - - Source: The Algona Upper Des Moines (IA) March 15, 1899; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Guy Grove is now located at Breckenridge, Minn., where he has charge of a land office for his uncle, John. The land boom up there appears to continue unabated, and Guy will prove a hustling and an honorable land man.
- - - Source: The Algona Republican (IA) March 29, 1899; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
M. Z. Grove says that his son Guy, who is at Breckenridge, Minn., in the land business, has already listed 15000 acres of land and is ready for the spring rush for cheap land. Guy writes that it is still cold and snowy up there and that the land business has not opened up yet. Guy is running a branch office for the John Grove Land Co., which has its headquarters at Morris, Minn.
Lew F. Hudson
Source: The Algona Republican (IA) August 16, 1899; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
L. F. Hudson came down from Breckenridge, Minn., last week, where he is engaged in the land business. Lew says that land values in that vicinity have almost doubled since last year. He is an enthusiastic advocate of the virtues of Minnesota soil.
Source: Algona Courier (IA) July 14, 1899; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Nathan Mann bought him a half section farm some weeks ago near Breckenridge, Minn., and is having 100 acres broke on it this summer. Next spring he contemplates sowing those 100 acres to wheat and breaking another 100 acres which he will sow to flax. If he has good luck he will soon get back the price of the land, which was $13 per acre.
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Monday, August 10, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Frank Miksche of the Hotel Wilkin, lost one of his teams of pacing mares Saturday. They were full sisters and could cover a mile in harness in 2:30, either being able to do 2:25 singly. They were dark seal in color, almost perfectly matched, and were the handsomest team in this part of the country.
Leo J. Miksche
Source: Medford Mail Tribune (OR) March 18, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
MORSE SELLS PROPERTY AND THEN BUYS IT AGAIN.
The Polk Hull ranch, in the Meadows district, has been sold to George M. Morse, who recently sold his farm consisting of 157 acres, and lying a mile and a half east of Phoenix, to Leo J. Miksche of Breckenridge, Minn. Mr. Morse merely went back a little further from the present center of the valley and bought again. This is one of the oldest and best-known farms in the Meadows and was owned by E. C. Pomeroy, who also owns other property in the vicinity of the ranch just sold. It contains 160 acres of fine bottom land with about 115 under cultivation. Evans creek crosses the farm. Price $10,400.
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