Today in History–May 11–the Library of Congress features Minnesota, which became the 32nd state in the Union on this day in 1858. Learn more about the “star of the north” also known as the “land of 10,000 lakes”, by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures.
Minnesota stories from America’s Library
Fifty years in America (c 1938) by N.N. Rønning (subject: Norwegians in Minnesota)
Minnesota image set from American Memory
More Minnesota images