Happy Minnesota Day!

To a recent National Minnesota Day. . .

Happy National Minnesota Day ! !

A Beginning To The Western World:
The Beginning Years: In the 1650’s the first Europeans visited and mapped out portions of Minnesota. In 1763, the U.S. gained eastern Minnesota as a result of winning the French and Indian War. In 1803, the U.S. bought the remaining western region of Minnesota from the French as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1805, the Zebulon Pike explored the region.

More History: Minnesota has always been known for its historical fur trade and exploration throughout its origination. Minnesota also has had an amount of chaos of the American Civil War and also when the Dakota War of 1862 ended. The state’s economy grew when timber production and agriculture resources were developed in the later 19th century.

Haven of Many Lakes (At Least 10,000): The earliest references to the phrase of “10,000 lakes” comes from a speech by professor Ransom F. Humiston that wqas delivered at the Minnesota State Fair on September 11, 1874, according to Lauren Peck of the Minnesota Historical Society. The nickname was broadly adopted by tourism publications that started in the 1920’s. The 10,00 lakes is putting it mildly. . .it has many more than that in reality.

The Great Location of Minnesota: As an upper Midwestern state, Minnesota is a haven and sanctuary for wildlife, the home of over 10,000 lakes, with the largest (31,700 square miles), deepest (1,332 feet), healthiest and most frigid of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior to the north of the state. The Great Lakes represent the largest fresh water system location in the world. It is also home of the start of the great long Mississippi River.

The 20th Century: By the mid-20th century, Minnesotans increasingly sought employment opportunities in urban and suburban centers, particularly in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Mall of the Americas in Bloomington was built in 1992, and is home to a gigantic 4-level mall with hundreds of stores, plus plenty of restaurants–and has a theme park, a cinema and an aquarium.

Minnesota’s Statehood Facts:

  • Date: May 11, 1858
  • Capital: St. Paul
  • Population: 5.707 million (2021)
  • Size: 86,935.83 square miles
  • Nickname: The Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • State Motto: L’Étoile du Nord
  • Tree: Red pine
  • Flower: Showy lady’s Slippers
  • Bird: Common Loon

The History:

Minnesota Officially Adopted as a U.S. State, State Song, Admission Date & Minnesota Flag
State Name Info
State Song
Capital Flag Image
32nd State. Minnesota Territory (partial)
“Say Shh” by Atmosphere
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See: Officially Adopted as a U.S. States, State Songs, Admission Dates & Flags at: National States And Capitals Day! – 2022 US State's Flags '22.jpg

Some Great Minnesota Sites:  Here is a list of some some great places to visit while in Minnesota:

  • Mall of the Americas, Bloomington
  • Minneapolis
  • Duluth, Minnesota’s major port city on Lake Superior
  • Rochester, home of the highest rated hospital in the country, the renowned Mayo Clinic
  • Saint Paul
  • The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely
  • The largest freshwater lake in the United States outside the Great Lakes, Grand Marais
  • The Birthplace of Minnesota, Stillwater
  • Minnesota’s Playground, Brainerd
  • Minnesota’s Arrowhead, Grand Portage
  • Itasca State Park, Minnesota’s oldest state park, covers more than 30,000 acres of land and also encompasses over 100 lakes
  • Lake Minnetonka, the largest lake in close proximity to Minnesota’s capital
  • The mountainous region of Lutsen
  • Taylors Falls
  • Voyageurs National Park

Memorable Minnesota Events:  Here is a list of some events that happened in Minnesota:

  • Bob Dylan was born here, May 24, 1941
  • WLB, the first Minnesota radio station, was formed at the University of Minnesota in 1921
  • A hockey game in the Duluth Amphitheater is interrupted when the ceiling collapses under the weight of snow in 1939
  • Minnesota’s first television station, KSTP, goes on the air in 1948
  • The last iron ore shipment leaves the Cuyuna iron range in 1980
  • The Minnesota Twins win the World Series in 1987
  • The coldest official temperature ever recorded in Minnesota set at -60 degrees Fahrenheit on February 2, 1996 near Tower, MN
  • Minnesota produced 75% of country’s usable iron ore in 2004
  • Part of I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into Mississippi River, killed seven in 2007

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