On March 1st, the Land of 10,000 Lakes is recognized on National Minnesota Day.
The 32nd state to join the union shares its northern border with Canada.

Angle Township on the north edge of Lake of the Woods makes Minnesota the northernmost state of the continental forty-eight. Also known as the Gopher State, it extends along the northern shore of Lake Superior.

Backroads of Minnesota: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures (A Pictorial Discovery Guide) Paperback – March 28, 2011

by Shawn Perich  (Author), Gary Nelson (Photographer
Backroads of Minnesota: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures (A Pictorial Discovery Guide) Paperback – March 28, 2011

by Shawn Perich  (Author), Gary Nelson (Photographer

Dakota Sioux and Ojibwa, Menominee, and other tribes populated the area when the first Europeans began to explore and later settle the area. Fur trading in the densely wooded territory led to French treaties in the late 17th century.

The Mississippi River divides a portion of the state; its source is Lake Itasca. This natural boundary also divided the region when the Treaty of Paris determined United States’ western border after the Revolutionary War. Minnesota would not become whole until 1836 when it became part of the Wisconsin Territory, 33 years following the Louisana Purchase.

The state capital of St. Paul, once called Pig’s Eye Landing, was founded in 1838 along the Mississippi River and was named the territorial capital in 1849. Minnesota became the 32nd state in 1858.
Just upriver from St. Paul, Minneapolis formed from Ft. Snelling, built in 1819.

Today, the metropolis spans both sides of the river for nearly 60 square miles. Downtown Minneapolis includes the world’s most extensive uninterrupted network of indoor pedestrian pathways. The skyway system boasts eight miles connecting restaurants, shopping, businesses, hotels and apartment complexes.
Head north along Lake Superior into the Arrowhead Region where the air stays cooler longer and lake effect will have real meaning. Duluth and points north with an industrial history benefit from mild summers, access to clear summer nights, Aurora Borealis and unspoiled views.

Minnesota State of Wonders Hardcover – November 1, 2016

by Brian Peterson  (Author, Illustrator), & 4 more
Minnesota State of Wonders Hardcover – November 1, 2016

by Brian Peterson  (Author, Illustrator), & 4 more



HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMinnesotaDay

From the founders of the Mayo clinic to the creators of inline skates and cheerleading, Minnesotans find time to create, explore and celebrate.  Tour the cities or 10,000 lakes and all the history in between! 

Don’t forget National Pig Day, also today.
Use #NationalMinnesotaDay to share on social media.

ART – NATURE – HISTORY

Hidden Treasures

For a complete list of Minnesota State and National Parks & Historic Sites visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks
 and www.nps.gov.
Check out a few of the featured sites around the state below.


Lake Bemidji State Park – Bemidji


Cascade River State Park – Lutsen

Saint Croix State Park – Hinckley

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park – Two Harbors

Great River Bluffs State Park – Winona

Lake Maria State Park – Monticello

Fort Ridgely State Park – Fairfax

Old Mill State Park – Argyle

Voyageurs National Park

Pipestone National Monument

Marshall W Alworth Planetarium – Duluth

National Eagle Center – Wabasha

The Works Museum – Bloomington



Wildlife Science Center – Stacy

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post – Onamia

Herreid Military Museum – Luverne



Charles Eastman – Physician – (February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939)

From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian Hardcover 
From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian Hardcover  by Charles Alexander Eastman  

Charles and William Mayo – Physicians – (June 29, 1861 – July 28, 1939 & July 19, 1865 – May 26, 1939)

The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science Hardcover – September 18, 2018

by David Blistein  (Author), Ken Burns (Author)
The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science Hardcover – September 18, 2018

by David Blistein  (Author), Ken Burns (Author)



Sinclair Lewis – Author – (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951)

Elmer Gantry (Signet Classic Series) Hardcover – June 20, 1985

by Sinclair Lewis  (Author)
Elmer Gantry (Signet Classic Series) Hardcover – June 20, 1985

by Sinclair Lewis  (Author)

Richard W. Sears – Businessman – (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914)

Richard Warren Sears: Icon of Inspiration Paperback – March 1, 1997

by Frederick Asher  (Author)
Richard Warren Sears: Icon of Inspiration Paperback – March 1, 1997

by Frederick Asher  (Author)

Fred Quimby – Producer – (July 31, 1886 – September 16, 1965)

Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 3

William Hanna (Actor, Director, Writer), & 2 more 
Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 3

William Hanna (Actor, Director, Writer), & 2 more 

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Author – (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Works: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Hardcover – 2018

by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (Author)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Works: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Hardcover – 2018

by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (Author)
The Great Gatsby (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)

Special Edition

Leonardo DiCaprio (Actor), Tobey Maguire (Actor), & 1 more
The Great Gatsby (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)

Special Edition

Leonardo DiCaprio (Actor), Tobey Maguire (Actor), & 1 more

Wanda Gág – Artist – (March 11, 1893 – June 27, 1946)

The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America Hardcover – August 1, 2002

by Julie L'Enfant  (Author), Phil Freshman (Editor)
The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America Hardcover – August 1, 2002

by Julie L’Enfant  (Author), Phil Freshman (Editor)

Walter Breuning – Super centenarian – (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011)

Walter

Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks (Director, Writer, Producer), Walter Breuning,Besse Cooper,Juana Bautista,Ruth Anderson,Mary Tankursley,Sister Cecilia Gaudette,Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks (Actor)
Walter

Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks (Director, Writer, Producer), Walter Breuning,Besse Cooper,Juana Bautista,Ruth Anderson,Mary Tankursley,Sister Cecilia Gaudette,Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks

Richard Gurley Drew – Inventor – (June 22, 1899 – December 14, 1980)

Robert Mondavi – Businessman – (June 18, 1913 – May 16, 2008)

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Paperback – May 1, 2008

by Julia Flynn Siler  (Author)
The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Paperback – May 1, 2008

by Julia Flynn Siler  (Author)

Toni Stone – Baseball Player – (July 17, 1921 – November 2, 1996)

Toni Stone Paperback – January 8, 2020

by Douglas Quinn (Author)
Toni Stone Paperback – January 8, 2020

by Douglas Quinn (Author)

Judy Garland – Performing Artist – (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland Hardcover – March 28, 2000

by Gerald Clarke  (Author)
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland Hardcover – March 28, 2000

by Gerald Clarke  (Author)
Wizard of Oz by Judy Garland

Judy Garland (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), & 1 more  
Wizard of Oz by Judy Garland

Judy Garland (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), & 1 more  



Charles Schultz – Cartoonist – (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

My Life with Charlie Brown Hardcover – March 12, 2010

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author), M. Thomas Inge (Editor)
My Life with Charlie Brown Hardcover – March 12, 2010

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author), M. Thomas Inge (Editor)
Celebrating Peanuts: 65 Years Paperback – September 15, 2015

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author)
Celebrating Peanuts: 65 Years Paperback – September 15, 2015

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author)

Roger Maris – Baseball – (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero Hardcover – March 16, 2010

by Tom Clavin  (Author), Danny Peary  (Author)
Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero Hardcover – March 16, 2010

by Tom Clavin  (Author), Danny Peary  (Author)

John Madden – NFL Coach – (April 10, 1936-)

Game for Life: John Madden Hardcover – July 30, 2019

by Peter Richmond (Author)
Game for Life: John Madden Hardcover – July 30, 2019

by Peter Richmond (Author)

Bob Dylan – Singer-songwriter – (May 24, 1941 -)

Dylan: The Biography Hardcover – May 13, 2014

by Dennis McDougal  (Author)
Dylan: The Biography Hardcover – May 13, 2014

by Dennis McDougal  (Author)

Ann Bancroft – Explorer (September 29, 1955 – )

No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women And Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica Hardcover – September 16, 2003

by Ann Bancroft (Author), Liv Arnesen  (Author)
No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women And Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica Hardcover – September 16, 2003

by Ann Bancroft (Author), Liv Arnesen  (Author)

Prince Rogers Nelson – Singer-songwriter – (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

My Name Is Prince Hardcover – November 19, 2019

by Randee St. Nicholas  (Author)
My Name Is Prince Hardcover – November 19, 2019

by Randee St. Nicholas  (Author)

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