The Jesse James - Younger gang fled from Northfield, Minnesota after a failed bank robbery. Young Sorbel recognized the gang as they passed his Hanska farm. Bob, Cole and Jim Younger would eventually surrender to this seven-man posse 8 miles west of Madelia on the banks of the Watonwan River. Charlie Pitts died in the shootout.
Diary kept by E. Fitch Pabody, juror in the trial of Frank Hamilton, who was convicted of first degree manslaughter for killing Leonard Day, Jr,. in the billiard room of the West Hotel. Includes list of jurors, sketches of the murder weapon and jury quarters, agenda of the trial and newspaper clippings on the jury.
First Grand Jury for the new courthouse, May 19, 1909. From left to right starting at the top. Top left: Frank Gillespie, Deputy Sheriff. Top row: F. Wazlahowsky, G. L. Lardon, R. Olson, L. W. Sevatson, A. Richter, H. A. White, H. Christoffers. Middle Row: L. F. Ashley, Geo Withers, W. Motl, P. Dilley, J. O. Conner, B. O. Rue, D. C. Coward, S. C. Case. Bottom Row: M. L. Ashley, J. P Brakke, F. Hampel, (or Homfel), F. Bailey, J. P. Greenland, E. A. Nasby, J. O. Lilleberg.