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This week in state history


February 7, 2020

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.

Feb. 7

1851 The Minnesota territorial legislature votes to make St. Paul the capital and to put the prison in Stillwater.

1867 Laura Ingalls (Wilder) is born near Pepin, Wisconsin. Her family would settle in Walnut Grove, in Redwood County, from 1874 to 1880 (living briefly in Iowa for the year 1876-77). She is remembered for writing the “Little House on the Prairie” books, which chronicle her family’s experiences as pioneers. She died Feb. 10, 1957, in Mansfield, Missouri.

Feb. 9

1920 Peter M. Gideon is born near Woodstock, Oh...

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