Monday, April 27, 2009

On this day in Iowa

April 27, 1933

Governor Herring declares martial law in Plymouth and Crawford Counties after the abduction and near-lynching of a judge at a farm foreclosure in Le Mars. 220 National Guardsmen arrive in Le Mars and another contingent is is deployed to Denison.

From Deep Roots: Iowa Heritage Calender 1976 by Beth Ann Conklin.

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