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Entries about Minnesota history from MNopedia are made available through a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and with funding from the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Each week, MinnPost brings you a highlight of our state's past from MNopedia, an encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Chippewa National Forest’s Marcell Ranger Station exemplifies 1930s National Parks Service architecture

The Service sought to achieve harmony with nature, to use materials native to the landscape, and to build the minimal number of structures needed.