The Kensington Runestone has provoked a host of scholarly and popular articles and books. The Minnesota Historical Society library carries more than forty titles on the subject.
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By the late 1950s, populations of House districts ranged from 7,290 residents to 107,246, and Senate districts from 16,878 to 153,455.
Theaters such as the Orpheum, the Pence Opera House and the Academy of Music (Minneapolis) all hosted the performances.
The appeal of hunting ginseng came from the cash paid for it — hard currency was scarce after the financial crash of 1857.
On April 11, 1889, six hundred Minneapolis streetcar drivers walked off the job. Three hundred St. Paul drivers and other workers struck the following morning.
After years of effort on the part of Charles Fremont Dight and his Eugenics Society, the Minnesota legislature passed a law authorizing sterilization of the “feebleminded” and the “insane” in 1925.
A brief history of the Northwest Trail.
The trained chef moved from managing large industrial cafeterias to owning successful catering businesses.
A fire survivor described Hinckley as occupying “a hole cut in the brush lands and for miles in all directions young trees, huge stumps, and fallen logs covered the land.”
Veblen’s highly acclaimed treatise The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899) introduced the term “conspicuous consumption.”
The Nut Goodie’s annual revenues in the mid-1960s totaled nearly $3 million.
An advertisement from 1938 describes the Gunflint Trail as “a wilderness drive unsurpassed for its wild and enchanting beauty” and boasts, “Now you enter the greatest canoe country in the world.”
Between 1934 and 1945, many local advocacy and state legislative efforts were introduced to preserve the Nerstrand Woods as the last sizable remnant of Minnesota’s “Big Woods.”
3M’s developments had far-reaching impacts on various industries, including office supplies and entertainment.
Even after the towers for the power line were installed, they were targets for vandalism.
Hall used connections fostered in his barber shop to circulate job openings to blacks in the community.
The hospital was the first in Minnesota to be built according to the cottage plan to reduce the institutional feel for its chronic patients.
By 1960, one third of Minneapolis’ African Americans lived in Near North.
The team’s twenty-nine-year residency in the state produced two trips to the Stanley Cup finals.
In 1959, Minnesota received its first top ranking in turkey production in the U.S. with more than 13 million raised, a position it consistently holds. By 2016, annual production totaled 45 million birds raised by 450 growers on 600 farms.