October 23, 2021

Today in History: Minnesota

Last Updated on May 11, 2021

Minnesota City, evening on the mill pond
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

Minnesota primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Minnesota primary source sets Upper Inquiry in the Midwest, Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota primary source sets Minnesota Digital Library

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, 1820-1910 (collection connections: teaching resources)

Fifty years in America (c 1938) by N.N. Rønning (subject: Norwegians in Minnesota)

Minnesota books & other texts

Minnesota historical newspapers

Minnesota maps

Minnesota images

Minnesota oral histories

Minnesota sheet music

Minnesota legislation

Minnesota Guide to Law Online

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