1920: Almost all presidential candidates to be at Minnesota State Fair

On this day in 1995, 1970, 1945, 1920

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1995 – 25 years ago

The Rochester Park and Recreation Board agreed to recommend to the city council that a contract be awarded for construction of a clubhouse at Soldiers Field Golf Course.

Lewiston-Altura defeated Elgin-Millville in three sets 15-5, 15-3, 15-6 in high school volleyball. Lewiston-Altura’s Abby Ties was 24 for 25 serving with five service aces.

1970 – 50 years ago

Pallbearers for the funeral of Vince Lombardi, Washington Redskins football coach, include former Packer players Bart Starr, Willie Davis and Paul Hornung. Lombardi died at age 57.


Carmen Lutjen, Region 10 Dairy Princess from Lake City, spent five hours sitting in a cooler while Donald Schute sculpted her image in butter at the Minnesota State Fair.

1945 – 75 years ago

A license for operation of a fifth movie theater in Rochester was granted by the city council. The new theater will seat 1,200 with a planned opening by next July.

Nathan Harlan, an Austin football player, has been practicing on the first squad of Bernie Bierman’s University of Minnesota Gophers. The first game will be against Missouri on Sept. 22. (The Gophers won their opener 34-0 at Memorial Stadium).

1920 – 100 years ago

Four of the five candidates for president will appear in person at the State Fair this week. The fifth, Eugene V. Debs, is detained in federal prison and will not be able to appear. (Debs received 915,000 votes in the 1920 election even though he remained in prison. He ran as the Socialist Party of America’s candidate for president five times).

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