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  • Minnesota Historical Events - Lecture Series

    Minnesota gained legal existence as the Minnesota Territory in 1849 and became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858. In this lecture series with Dan Hartman, explore some of the interesting history of our great state.Prohibition in Minnesota Learn about the Minnesota 13, a group of moonshiners in Stearns County, the Volstad Act (Volstad was a member of Congress in Minnesota) and the Wabasha Caves where liquor was stored by St. Paul gangsters during Prohibition.  Tues Jan 24, 2017Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 Led by local leaders associated with the Communist League of America, a group that later founded the Socialist Workers Party of the United States, the strike paved the way for the organization of over-the-road drivers and the growth of the Teamsters labor union.  Tues Feb 14, 20171940 Armistice Day Blizzard From 60 degrees to snow in one afternoon, the Armistice Day Blizzard ranks #2 in Minnesota's list of top-5 weather events of the 20th century.   Tues Mar 7, 2017The White Pine Fires This seminar will look at a number of fires in Minnesota and Wisconsin from 1870 to 1920. These are the great fires caused by the logging of the white pine.  Tues Mar 21, 2017Minnesota Iron Range The Minnesota Iron Range refers collectively or individually to a number of elongated iron-ore mining districts around Lake Superior, in the United States and Canada. Despite the word "range," the iron ranges are not mountain chains, but outcrops of Precambrian sedimentary formations containing high percentages of iron.  Tues May 16, 2017REGISTER FOR ALL 5 CLASSES AND RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT