Saturday, August 17, 2013

Map Postcards of Minnesota

Land of 10,000 Lakes
Founded in 1858
bought in 2013
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Land of 10,000 Lakes
The Gopher State
State Flower: Ladyslipper
State Bird: Loon
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Explore Minnesota 
Founded 1858 
Photos by L.E. Erickson, Dennis O'Hara, G. Alan Nelson, Stephen B. Antus Jr. 
from 2007

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Minnesota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. It was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858. 

Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state's name comes from a Dakota word for "sky-tinted water". Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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