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Could this story, which appeared in the Minneapolis Morning Tribune, have been the inspiration for Wanda Gag’s beloved “Millions of Cats,” published 17 years later?
|Wanda Gag with one of the cats -- not oats -- she used as a model for her book "Millions of Cats." (Photo courtesy mnhs.org)|
Harvesting oats -- not cats -- in Beltrami County, Minn., in about 1910. (Image courtesy mnhs.org)