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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?ɴoile 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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