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Minnesota Postcards

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Open Arms receive you in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Open Arms receive you in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. 1917

Let’s get the facts out of the way first with a quick look at the two words in the title.

Minnesota: A state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state on May 11, 1858. Known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, the state’s name comes from a Dakota word for “sky-tinted water”. The large majority of the residents are of Scandinavian or German descent.

Postcard or post card: A rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope and at a lower rate than a letter.

Steamboat Landing and Union Station. St. Paul, Minnesota.

Steamboat Landing and Union Station. St. Paul, Minnesota.1905

Postcards give you a window to the past…

Nicollet Avenue from Third Street. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nicollet Avenue from Third Street. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1908

and into the Minnesota way of life. Ya sure, you betcha!

Girls Wanted. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Girls Wanted. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1908

A land of sports enthusiasts…

St. Thomas College 1905 Football team.

St. Thomas College 1905 Football team.

and

Paynesville Minnesota Golfers 1918

Paynesville Minnesota Golfers 1918

culture.

Casey Jones WTCN TV Promo

Casey Jones WTCN TV Promo 1960s

There are lots of beautiful places and interesting sites throughout the state.

The animated Paul Bunyan. Brainard, Minnesota.

The animated Paul Bunyan. Brainard, Minnesota. 1950s

Not just a land of over 10,000 lakes but also of over 10,000 postcards…ahh… Minnesota.

Ya sure, dontcha know.