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Minnesota -- History

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Minnesota's Historic Shipwrecks

Many a sailing vessel has found its way to the bottom of the Great Lakes, and there are hundreds of submerged shipwrecks scattered across the state of Minnesota in Lake Superior and other bodies of water. This website, designed by the Minnesota Historical Society, allows users to learn about these shipwrecks through historic photographs, preservation documents, and maps. Visitors can get started...
Minnesota Discovery Center

The Minnesota Discovery Center has many different programs, and their Iron Range Research Center website is a fine way to learn about this rather unique cultural and geographical region. Located in the far northern reaches of Minnesota, the area was center of a vast natural resource extraction economy for well over a century. On the right-hand side of this page, visitors can look over the...
In Honor of the People

This website is part of a novel collaboration between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society, funded in part by Minnesota's Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment. The American Indian items contained here were amassed by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple and his first and second wives, Cornelia and Evangeline. After Evangeline died in 1930, many of the artifacts were...
Minnesota Digital Library

Minnesota is a large and vast state full of lakes. The Minnesota Digital Library is a large and vast website full of digitized photos of lakes and a great deal more. On their site, visitors can learn about projects which include the fascinating "Minnesota Reflections," a trove of over 135,000 photos and maps. As it is a large collection, the site also provides a few helpful user guides. In the...
Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories

How can the Hmong history of Minnnesota be best understood? One good place to start is with oral histories of their own experiences. Various Hmong experiences, along with other ethnic groups, are told with a flourish on the Minnesota Immigrant Oral Histories site. Created by the Minnesota Historical Society, this site contains over 360 oral history interviews conducted between 1967 and 2012....