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5 Fun Facts About September 23 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1823, a treaty was signed in St. Louis between the United States government and several Native American tribes, including the Chippewa and Sioux. The treaty ceded land in present-day Minnesota to the government, opening up the area for settlement.

2. In 1862, the Battle of Wood Lake took place in southwestern Minnesota during the Dakota War of 1862. Union troops led by General Henry Sibley defeated a group of Dakota soldiers, effectively ending the conflict.

3. In 1908, the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture was established. The school is now known as the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and is one of the top-ranked agricultural colleges in the country.

4. In 1963, the Minnesota Twins played their final game at their original home stadium, Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The Twins moved to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 1982 and currently play at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

5. In 1979, singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Music degree at the University of Minnesota. Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and began his music career as a student at the university before moving to New York City and achieving international fame.
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