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ID: 7007521
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Minnesota (state)  Minnesota (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 094 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -94.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited in Pleistocene epoch (18,000 BCE); major groups were Ojibwa and Sioux when French fur traders arrived in 17th cen.; made of sections from Louisiana Purchase & NW Territory; supported Union in Civil War; homesteaded by Scandinavians in 1880s.

Names:
Minnesota (preferred,C,V)  ............ name derives from name for Minnesota River, from Sioux term meaning "water-cloudy"
MN (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Minnesota (state)  ............  Minnesota (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since May 11, 1858
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Minnesota..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:601-602
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:379 ff.
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000323
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
MN..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 601-602; 2:601-602
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 379 ff.; 29:379 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000323
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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