Monday, May 9, 2011

Minnesota Statehood

Minnesota is where the Mississippi River begins, where the world’s coldest temperature was recorded, and where you can “shop’ til you drop” at the world’s largest shopping mall, Mall of America. Minnesota has been called the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and between the lakes are abundant prairies, rolling hills, northern forests, the shoreline of Lake Superior and the canoe area at the Boundary Waters. State history includes many stories: those of Native Americans, French-Canadians, iron miners, lumbermen, lighthouse keepers and hardy pioneers from Germany, Scandinavia and Central Europe. There’s Mississippi River lore and stories about Paul Bunyan, a mythical lumberjack of huge size and strength and his companion, Babe the Blue Ox.

On May 11, 1858 Minnesota joined the Union as the 32nd state. We have many wonderful books about Minnesota like “How to Talk Minnesotan” by Howard Mohr, and “Six feet under” a graveyard guide to Minnesota by Stew Thornley. We also have books like “Minnesota State Fair” and “Cabins of Minnesota”. . Check out a book and read about Minnesota the star to the north

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