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5 Fun Facts About September 1 In Minnesota History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about September 1 in Minnesota history:

1. On September 1, 1909, the Minnesota State Fair opened its gates for the first time at its current location in St. Paul. The fair has been a beloved Minnesota tradition ever since, attracting millions of visitors each year.

2. September 1, 1851 marked the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux between the U.S. government and several bands of the Dakota Sioux. The treaty ceded millions of acres of land to the U.S. and led to the forced relocation of the Dakota people to reservations.

3. In 1939, on September 1st, future Minnesota Twins player and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew was born in Payette, Idaho. Killebrew went on to become one of the most beloved players in Twins history, hitting 573 career home runs.

4. September 1, 1967 was a historic day for the University of Minnesota, as it marked the start of the first-ever academic year at the university's new campus in Morris, Minnesota. The campus, which was dedicated by Governor Harold LeVander, has since become a thriving liberal arts college.

5. Finally, on September 1, 1923, the "Iron Range" city of Hibbing was struck by a powerful tornado that killed 37 people and caused extensive damage. The disaster remains one of the deadliest tornadoes in Minnesota history.
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