Posted By:Shirley Love
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Subject:Ft. Ripley Murder, 1888, Frank Randall
Post Date:October 03, 2008 at 18:21:48
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Forum:Crow Wing County, MN Genealogy Forum
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One of our family members has possession of a photo taken in 1888 of an 18 year old named Frank Randall. The photographer, also named Randall has made a notation that the photo was taken inside the jail with poor lighting. The boy in question has something to do with a Ft. Ripley murder.
We would love to find out more about this story since the boy in question is a distant relative of our family line.
Are there any old newspaper accounts of a murder at Ft. Ripley around that time frame, and if so, are they available online.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks,
Shirley