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World Tour


In 1925, young Dominick Bohn made it his goal to “see the world.” He was a youth of 16, hailing from Verendrye. But youth, he thought, was no excuse for lack of experience. So Dominick tried to make it happen.

He got a ticket to Chicago, and with only a few dimes left to his name, he began on his journey.

On this day, after he traveled “480 miles of his round-the-world tour,” he stepped “from the platform of a Great Northern train into the waiting arms of a policeman.” His parents, it seemed, had not seen eye to eye with him in his goal. He was held in the city jail until his father could arrive.

He may have wished he could stay there, when his father arrived.


The Max Enterprise, October 29, 1925, p. 1