Minnesota Gov. John Pillsbury Called for Day of Prayer to End Grasshopper Plague

on August 18, 2002

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.

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