Friday, November 21, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 21

November 21, 1912 – Minnesota won the first prize for potatoes at the land show in Minneapolis today. W. A. Dickinson of Meadowlands in northern Minnesota, in the country back of Duluth, had a bushel on exhibition that took the L. W. Hill $200 cup. R. J. Daley of Rollins, Mont., was a close second with a bushel of Uncle Sam potatoes.

Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Gopher Potatoes Win First Prize. Murphies Grown in Country Back of Duluth Win $200 Cup at the Land Show.”; Nov. 22, 1912; p. 1.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain November 21, 2014,
as long as acknowledgement included.

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