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Washburn 'A' Mill Explosion : Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful newspapers to search:


Useful dates to search for the Washburn A Mill Explosion:

  • May 2nd, 1878
  • May 3rd, 1878
  • May 4th, 1878
  • May 5th, 1878
  • Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 25, 1878
  • Harper's Weekly, May 25, 1878


Newspaper Resources

"How Newspapers Reported a Milling Disaster 125 Years Ago", by William Huntzicker.
​In Hennepin History, vol. 62, no. 2 (spring 2003).
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.H52 H42 v.62:2


Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

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