Today in History: North Star Edition

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So I was preparing my remarks for the Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month event coming up Monday, and I learned that yesterday?s ?TIH? is the reason APAHM is celebrated in May. (The majority of the laborers who built the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants.) Sometimes I think I?m learning more here than my brain can hold!

In any event, today’s “TIH” is kinda, sorta special to me as a Minnesota native, because it was on this day 149 years ago that ?L?╔┤oile du Nord? joined the Union.

In honor of that and Mother’s Day, the picture above from the Library’s collections is a 98-year-old bird?s-eye view of Hibbing, Minn., where my mom lives.

Happy Minnesota Day ” and Mother’s Day ” to all!

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