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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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This guy is the most famous Minnesotan of the 19th century

Meet town founder, pseudo-science lecturer, author and populist politican Ignatius Donnelly, who enjoyed fame across the U.S. and overseas.