Archive for April 18, 2008

April 18, 1807

April 18, 2008

The first recorded mention of farming by white Minnesotans is made in a letter written by George H. Monk, who notes crops of potatoes, oats, cabbages, beets, beans, pumpkins, and Indian corn being cultivated at the North West Company’s fur trading posts on Sandy and Leech Lakes.

Thanks to Mr. Berget’s 6th grade class Morris Area elementary School, Mr. Witt’s 6th grade class Morris Area elementary School, Mrs. Leistmeister’s 6th grade class Morris Area elementary School for the research on April’s Day in History.

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

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