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This week in state history


August 9, 2019

Historic Minnesota events that took place Aug. 9-15.

August 9

1842 The Webster–Ashburton Treaty, which set the boundary between Canada and the United States, is signed by the United States and Great Britain. The boundary had been in dispute since the end of the American Revolution. Minnesota’s curious Northwest Angle is a result of this treaty.

August 10

1910 Mailcarrier John Beargrease dies. Born in 1858, the son of an Ojibwe leader and a white woman, Beargrease grew up in Beaver Bay and delivered mail along the north shore of Lake Superior from 1887 to 1904, his route being Two Harb...

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