Thursday, September 15, 2016
MN: Northfield Commemorates Armed Citizen from Famous Gun Battle
According to the Northfield Historical Society, Wheeler "cemented himself in Northfield history when he grabbled a rifle and fired at James-Younger Gang members during their attempted bank robbery in 1876. His shots killed Clell Miller and wounded Bob Younger. Wheeler, a graduate of Carleton College's Preparatory Department, was studying medicine at the time and would later graduate from the University of Michigan."