A grasshopper plague forced a desperate Gov. John Pillsbury to call for a statewide day of prayer on April 26, 1877. A snowstorm that day froze the locust eggs, and grateful residents of Cold Spring (pop. 2,975) built Grasshopper Chapel to praise divine intervention.
Minnesota Gov. John Pillsbury Called for Day of Prayer to End Grasshopper Plague
TriviaBy American Profile on August 18, 2002
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