Tuesday, December 20, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 20

December 20, 1803 – “The province of Louisiana, embracing that portion of Minnesota west of the Mississippi, was ceded to the United States by France, who on the first of the month had received it from Spain; the latter objected to the transfer but withdrew her opposition in 1804.”

Hewitt, Girart;
Minnesota: its advantages to settlers. 1868; page 5; http://name.umdl.umich.edu/ABA0393.0001.001



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