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5 Fun Facts About February 25 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1823, Fort St. Anthony (now known as Fort Snelling) was established at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. The fort played a key role in regulating trade and relations with the indigenous peoples in the region.

2. On February 25, 1861, the state legislature passed a bill granting women the right to own property in their own name. This was a significant milestone in the fight for women's rights and opened up new opportunities for women to achieve economic independence.

3. The Minnesota State Fair was founded on February 25, 1859, when a group of agricultural leaders met in St. Paul to discuss plans for a state agricultural society. Today, the state fair is one of the largest and most popular events in Minnesota, attracting millions of visitors each year.

4. Legendary Minnesota basketball coach, John Kundla, was born on February 25, 1916, in Star Junction, Pennsylvania. Kundla went on to coach the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships in the 1940s and 1950s, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in basketball history.

5. On February 25, 1987, a severe winter storm struck Minnesota, dumping over a foot of snow on the Twin Cities and causing widespread power outages and travel disruptions. The storm led to several deaths and caused over $15 million in damages.
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