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5 Fun Facts About March 15 In Minnesota History

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1. The Minnesota State Capitol opened on March 15, 1905, to replace the old capitol building which had become too small. The new capitol was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and features a dome covered in 23 karat gold leaf.

2. On March 15, 1913, the Great Northern Iron Range Strike began in the iron mining region of northern Minnesota. The strike lasted for several months and was marked by violent clashes between striking workers and company guards.

3. The world-famous “Mall of America” opened on March 15, 1992, in Bloomington, Minnesota. The mall is the largest in the United States and attracts millions of visitors each year.

4. March 15, 1928, marked the dedication of Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior’s North Shore. The lighthouse played a crucial role in guiding ships safely along the treacherous coastline.

5. On March 15, 1912, the first ever Ford Model T was assembled in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Model T revolutionized the automotive industry, making cars affordable and accessible to the masses.
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