Granite Falls, MN Drowning, Jun 1887
Ole P. Peterson, a Norwegian was drowned while riding a horse across the Minnesota river about four miles south of Granite Falls. The horse could not swim and in getting into the deep water went under with Peterson on, and he was not again seen until pulled out dead. Mr. Doncaster, a 15-year resident undertook to cross the river at the same time by holding onto the horse's tail, and he too came near drowning, but finally managed to get out alive.
Freeborn County Standard, Albert Lea, MN 15 Jun 1887