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The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers

Established May 11, 1897-Incorporated1897

Territorial and State Seals

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Minnesota was admitted to the union on May 11, 1858 and two weeks later the first secretary of state, Frances Baasen, wrote to Governor Henry Sibley, “My office being without a Seal, I can do no official act….”  Governor Sibley immediately authorized the continued… Continue reading Territorial and State Seals

Territorial Geography

Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 The Minnesota Territory, officially organized on March 3, 1849, included not only what would become the state of Minnesota, but extended west to the Missouri River and included the eastern portions of current-day North and South Dakota.The territory included land east of the Mississippi ceded to the US… Continue reading Territorial Geography

MTP Pioneer of the Year Award

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 The Pioneer of the Year is a member in good standing of MTP who has made noteworthy contributions to the organization.  It is usually awarded to an individual who has demonstrated his/her commitment to the organization over a significant period of time. Gary V.… Continue reading MTP Pioneer of the Year Award

Minnesotan of the Year Award

Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Larry Millett joined the St Paul Pioneer Press as a reporter in 1972.  After studying architectural history and theory at the University of Michigan as a Knight Fellow he became the paper’s architectural critic.  He also helped write the clues for the St. Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt for… Continue reading Minnesotan of the Year Award

Postage Stamps

The Minnesota ​Territorial Pioneers Established May 11, 1897 – Incorporated 1924 Little Falls native Charles Lindbergh was on leave from his job as an air mail pilot when he crossed the Atlantic in 1927.  He landed in Paris on May 21st and the 10-cent Lindbergh air mail stamp went on sale June 18th. Lindbergh’s plane, the Spirit of St… Continue reading Postage Stamps