The Cemetery of the Pacific was constructed inside Punchbowl Crater in 1948 & the 1st remains were buried there on 1/4/49. Some of the first remains to be moved to the cemetery of the Pacific were 776 military personnel who died on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Punchbowl crater cemetery is now filled to capacity with more then 33,000 graves of military personnel who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. photo: Kathleen Walling Fry
Perhaps the most devastating weather driven event in American history, the drought of the 1920's and 1930's significantly impacted Minnesota's economic, social, and natural landscapes. Abnormally dry and hot growing season weather throughout the better part of two decades turned Minnesota farm fields to dust and small lakes into muddy ponds. The parched soil was easily taken up by strong winds, often turning day into night.