|Sunrise: Birthplace of
Hollywood Actor Richard Widmark
|On December 26, 1916, Richard Widmark was born
on 1st Street in Sunrise, Minnesota. Today, a historical
marker is at the actual birth site. Richard would star in 74
films from 1947 to 1991. He shared the screen with many
Hollywood icons such as: Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Henry
Fonda, John Wayne, Judy Garland and countless others.
The Man with the Hellbent Snicker!
Sunrise: Birthplace of Illinois Governor
Frank O. Lowden
|Frank Orren Lowden was born in
Sunrise on January 26, 1861. He attended school in our current
town hall. Which is the oldest government center where
meetings are still held in the State of Minnesota. His dad,
Lorenzo Lowden, helped build the school house in 1861. In
1868, the Lowden's left Sunrise. From 1917 to 1921, Frank
served as the Governor of Illinois. He returned to his
hometown on March 2, 1920 to announce his candidacy for
President of the United States. He narrowly lost the
Republican nomination to Warren Harding, who would go on to be
the 29th President.
"Almost a President"
Frank attended school from 1861 to 1868 in the Town Hall in