Listen: A Minnesota Century - The Story of Cole Younger
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To close out the millennium, Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered presents a look back at Minnesota life in 1900 via a 12-part series, entitled “A Minnesota Century.” This segment is the the story the notorious outlaw Cole Younger.

In 1884, when the Minnesota prison in Stillwater went up in flames, the warden needed help evacuating the female prisoners. He handed a revolver to a confessed murderer, the man who, with Jesse James, led the Northfield Raid, one of the bloodiest bank robberies in Minnesota history. The prisoner with a gun was Cole Younger, the charismatic bank robber who the nation made into a legend because of its fascination with the untamed western frontier.

This is the tenth of twelve reports.

Click links below for other reports in series:

part 1: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/01/25/a-minnesota-century-sugar-point

part 2: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/02/23/a-minnesota-century-predictions

part 3: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/03/29/a-minnesota-century-lincoln-fey

part 4: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/04/26/a-minnesota-century-the-road-to-bagley

part 5: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/05/31/a-minnesota-century-mining-the-north

part 6: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/06/21/a-minnesota-century-eva-mcdonald

part 7: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/07/26/a-minnesota-century-the-mayo-brothers

part 8: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/08/30/a-minnesota-century-rhoda-emery

part 9: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/09/27/a-minnesota-century-maud-hart-lovelace

part 11: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/11/29/a-minnesota-century-fredrick-lamar-mcghee-an-early-leader

part 12: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/1999/12/27/a-minnesota-century-news-100-years-ago

Awarded:

2000 The Gracie Allen Award, Radio - Outstanding News Story/Series category

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