Archive for March 2008

MARCH 31, 1810

March 31, 2008

James M. Goodhue, a newspaper editor, is born in New Hampshire and
later established the territory’s first newspaper, the Minnesota Pioneer, which promoted the territory.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

MARCH 30, 1844

March 30, 2008

Stillwater’s first sawmill (owned by John McKusick) cut its first board, the start of over 60 years of milling in the city.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

MARCH 29, 1857

March 29, 2008

William G. Le Duc is born in Ohio and later built the first mill, in Hastings in 1857, to offer spring wheat flour.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

MARCH 28, 1924

March 28, 2008

The “Great Beneficial Blizzard” ends a drought, bringing 25 inches of snow to southern Minnesota.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

MARCH 27, 1819

March 27, 2008

President James Monroe appoints Lawrence Taliaferro as Indian agent at St. Peter’s. He showed honesty toward and concern for the Indians, maintained peace between Dakota and Ojibwe tribes, and regulated relations between Indians and settlers.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

MARCH 26, 1804

March 26, 2008

Present-day MN west of the Mississippi River is included in the District of Louisiana to be governed by Indiana Territory.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

MARCH 25, 1854

March 25, 2008

John Lind is born in Sweden. He became the first Swede to be elected
governor of MN, the first Swede elected to Congress, and became President Woodrow Wilson’s envoy to Mexico in 1913.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.