Viewing Judge Lorin Cray: "Experiences in Southwestern Minnesota, 1859-1867." (1911).
Lorin Cray was a successful corporate lawyer in Mankato before he was elected to the Sixth Judicial District Court in 1898, succeeding Martin Severance with whom he had apprenticed a quarter century earlier. He was re-elected in 1904. In 1908, he resigned and returned to private practice. Three years later, he delivered a paper to the Minnesota Historical Society describing some of his experiences in Southwestern Minnesota from 1859, when his family arrived, to 1867. Judge Cray's memoir was published by the Society in 1915. It is posted here.