A monument to the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in St. Paul. Minnesota was the first state to offer troops to the Union Army during the Civil War. At the top of the monument is the likeness of Josias King who claimed to be the very first Union volunteer. In the background is the St. Paul Cathedral.
Civil War Historic Sites & Battlefields

SPAM Museum in Austin
SPAM Museum in Austin
SPAM Museum in Austin
SPAM Museum in Austin
Pipestone National Monument
Pipestone National Monument
Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park
Civil War monument & St. Paul Cathedral
James J. Hill House State historic Site.
Farmamerica Farmamerica
Smokey Bear statue, International Falls
Bigfork River, Big Falls
W. W. Mayo House
Traverse des Sioux treaty site
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Website : www.state.mn.us
Capital : St. Paul
Highest point : Eagle Mountain, 2,301 feet
Area : 86,943 square miles, 12th largest
Population : 4,919,479 (2000 US Census)
Motto : L' Etoil du Nord (Star of the North)
Admitted to Union : May 11, 1858
State Song : "Hail Minnesota"
State Bird : Common Loon
State Flower : Lady's-slipper
State Tree : Norway Pine


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