The "Arthur Orr" was a 286 foot, 2,329 ton steel package freighter. It was wrecked at the mouth of the Baptism River on Lake Superior's North Shore. It was loaded with flour, copper and shingles. Salvage and repairs cost $10,000.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
A group of local sight seers and souvenir hunters are gathered around the wreckage of the Pleiades, the gondola used by Dr. Jean Piccard during his flight. The gondola quickly burned after a fire was caused by burning excelsior ignited by the TNT used to blast away his upper cluster of balloons. The flight ended when Dr. Piccard landed near the Mississippi River bluff near Lansing, Iowa on July 18, 1935 approximately seventy-five miles from Rochester. Dr. Jean Piccard was a University of Minnesota physicist and aeronautical engineer who believed it was possible to ascend into the stratosphere using many small cluster balloons rather than one large balloon. The experimental flight was sponsored by the Rochester Kiwanis Club and supported by local residents and students.
View is to north from the Moorhead side of the Red River showing the wreckage after a steam tractor, separator, water tank and a team of horses fell through Main Avenue bridge on April 15, 1902. Two men were injured and the horses were killed.
This photograph shows the badly damaged Broadway Bridge in St. Peter after a portion of its deck collapsed under the load of a heavy truck. The bridge was repaired and moved to one side in order to allow construction of a new bridge on the original site of the old one.