Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 15

January 15, 1849 – “Henry Hastings Sibley is seated in Washington as a delagate (sic) from the equivocal section of Wisconsin Territory left out when the state of Wisconsin was created. With the help of the well-known politician Stephan A. Douglas, Sibley is able to pilot his bill through Congress and the Territory of Minnesota is formally created within two months.”

Henry Hastings Sibley

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