Pike continued north on his journey on October 1st, and on this day, October 10th, in 1805 he reached a grouping of islands just south of where downtown St. Cloud is today. In Pike’s journal he kept of his journey, he gives the reason for naming them the ‘Beaver Islands’.
Tommy was from Montana. He and his family were visiting O’Rourke relatives in Foley, Minnesota in the fall of 1890. On Saturday, September 27th, the men of his family were harvesting some fields near the O’Rourke home.
The very popular Antique Treasure Roadshow is back. The Stearns History Museum and Melrose Area Historical Society will host the event tonight (Monday) beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
The first public school was opened in this building on Monday, September 20, 1858, with M.P. Noel as teacher. Thirty-three students enrolled and the school was supported entirely by taxes levied on residents of St. Cloud.
Susanne and Mary Reker went missing; they were found 26 days later murdered in Quarry Park. Today, police still don’t know who murdered these two girls. They believe the killer or killers may be from the local area.
With this being the Labor Day Holiday weekend, the summer tourism season is coming to an end. Julie Lunning is the Executive Director of the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says overall it was a good summer for tourism in the area.