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Minnesota lakes & pine trees
Date Issued: 1958-05-11
Postage Value: 3 cents

Commemorative issue
Minnesota statehood centennial
Minnesota lakes & pine trees

The Minnesota Territory was created in 1849. No fighting took place in Minnesota during the Civil War, but the state did contribute soldiers to the Union effort. A Sioux uprising in 1862 was caused by a lack of food and money for the reservation inhabitants, as the funds and supplies were diverted to the war effort. The state's economy revolved around lumbering, milling, and wheat farming.

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