Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cancel for June 20: Bank of Willmar

Bank of Willmar
JUN  20  1899
Willmar,  Minn.

Now known as Bremer Bank, the Bank of Willmar was robbed by Machine Gun Kelley and his gang during The Great Willmar Minnesota Raid in 1930.  The gang stole $70,000 and wounded three people.  The town was a division point on the Great Northern Railway which helped stimulate the growth of the town during the 1800s. 

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