Archive for June 7, 2007

So you think you’re a Minnesotan?

June 7, 2007

Here’s a chance to show us what you know about Minnesota. Post your own Minnesota trivia here.

What do you know about the Minnesota flag?


 Flag Day is June 14th, an American holiday intended for people to honor the flag. Each state has its own flag along with interesting facts to go along with it. The Minnesota flag has some particularly interesting facts:
· The word Minnesota comes from the Dakota Sioux Indian language and it translates to “sky tinted waters” because there are 15,215 beautiful blue lakes in Minnesota
· The Minnesota state flag was officially adopted in 1893
· A woman by the name of Amelia Center was the one who originally designed the flag
· The seal is surrounded by 19 stars, representing Minnesota as the 19th state
· In the center of the flag is the state seal, and surrounding it is a wreath of the state flower, the lady slipper
 These symbols are important to Minnesotans because we can all identify with them. Seeing symbols that are significant to our state gives us a sense of unity.

Thanks to for providing information

Submit your own fun facts about Minnesota and statehood.

Posted by: Laura Baratto, Minnesota Sesquicentennial fellow on June 7, 2007