Minnesota · Newspaper clippings

False, but humorous, rumor about “a lumber camp orgy” which allegedly killed 14 is spread

December 25, 1912
Bemidji, Minnesota
A rumor of 14 drunken lumberjacks battling with broadaxes during Christmas Day is spread

Though the story is humorous and eye-catching, appearing on the front page of The Coffeyville Daily Journal (Coffeyville, Kansas Dec. 26, 1912) it was quickly revealed to be an exaggeration and was condemned as such in The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Brainerd, Minnesota Dec. 26, 1912).

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