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U.S. #1664
1976 13¢ Minnesota
State Flags Issue
 
 
Issue Date: February 23, 1976
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 8,720,100 panes of 50
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored
 

Minnesota Becomes 32nd State

 Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858.

When the first Europeans arrived in Minnesota in the second half of the 1600s, the Sioux Indians dominated the northern portion of the state. By the mid-1700s, Chippewa Indians moved into the area from the east, pressured by the expanding population of Europeans, and displaced the Sioux to the south. The Sioux were forced into a nomadic lifestyle, wandering the southern plains.

 

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Around 1660, the French fur traders Pierre Esprit Radisson and Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers, became the first Europeans to reach Minnesota. French adventurer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Du Lhut – also simply called Duluth – entered the area in 1679, looking for a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Duluth landed on the western shore of Lake Michigan and claimed the entire area for King Louis XIV, naming it Louisiana in his honor. In 1680, Sioux Indians captured the Belgian missionary Father Louis Hennepin and his two companions while they were exploring Illinois. The Sioux brought the men to Minnesota. Although captives, the men were able to see much of the region, and were the first whites to reach the site of today’s Minneapolis. When Duluth learned Hennepin and his men had been captured, he found the Indians and bartered for their release.

 Spain acquired all of France’s land west of the Mississippi – the Louisiana Territory. This included much of present-day Minnesota. However, Spain did very little to explore and promote settlement. As a result, French trappers continued to expand their prosperous fur trade there. When the French and Indian War ended in 1763, the British gained control of all French lands east of the Mississippi, which includes eastern Minnesota. In 1783, when the American Revolutionary War ended, Great Britain gave the United States all of its lands south of the Great Lakes and east of the Mississippi. This area became part of the Northwest Territory. However, British fur traders continued to control the area. The U.S. gained control of the Northwest Territory at the conclusion of the War of 1812.

In 1800, France regained control of the Louisiana Territory, from Spain. Three years later, when France was badly in debt, Napoleon sold Louisiana to the U.S. In 1805, Zebulon M. Pike was sent to explore the northern area of Louisiana, which included the Minnesota wilderness.

In 1819, Fort Saint Anthony was built at the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. It was renamed Fort Snelling in 1825. This fort served both as a military center and as a base for western exploration. The first white people to make permanent homes in Minnesota were farmers who lived in and around the fort.

 Before 1849, Minnesota’s boundaries had changed many times, including parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. On March 3, 1849, the Territory of Minnesota was created. Its northern, eastern, and southern boundaries were the same as the state’s are today. However, its western limits extended to the Missouri and White Earth rivers, which includes most of the state of North Dakota. About 4,000 people lived in Minnesota when it became a U.S. territory.

In 1851, the U.S. government forced the Sioux Indians to leave their lands west of the Mississippi. The majority of this land was in southern Minnesota. Many white settlers quickly poured into the newly vacated area.

 This influx of settlers led many to call for statehood. It was delayed for some time because there was great debate over whether Minnesota should be admitted as a slave or free state. Even the people of Minnesota were split on the issue, with representatives from each side drafting their own constitutions and refusing to sign the others. Eventually, Minnesota was admitted as a free state on May 11, 1858 with state had a population of about 150,000.

Minnesota was the first state to offer troops to the Union when the Civil War erupted in 1861. In August 1862, while a many of of Minnesota’s men were fighting in the war, the Sioux Indians began attacking settlements there. A great deal of property was destroyed, and about 500 settlers were killed. Federal troops and Minnesota militiamen put down the uprising.

 With the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, Minnesota’s economy began to expand rapidly, fueled by industrial development. Railroads were built across the state. Huge crops of wheat were planted, and flourmills were built. Most of these mills were located near Minneapolis. These mills produced so much flour that Minneapolis became known as the Mill City. During the late 1800s, the state’s economy received a huge boost from the growth of iron ore mining.

Minnesota started an aggressive effort to attract more settlers. The state government and railroad companies advertised in Europe, featuring the economic opportunities of Minnesota. Between 1870 and 1900, thousands of immigrants arrived in Minnesota. The majority of these people came from Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

During World War I, Minnesota’s iron ore and wheat were essential to the war effort. Huge crops were grown, and record amounts of ore were produced. The Great Depression was especially hard on the state. About 70 percent of ironworkers lost their jobs. During World War II, the economy began to flourish again as iron ore and wheat were needed for the war effort.

In the 1950s and ’60s, many new industries began operating in Minnesota. These included aerospace, chemical, computer, electronic, heavy machinery and processed food businesses. During the 1970s and ‘80s, the state grew increasingly concerned with how to maintain its economy and utilize its natural resources while preserving its natural beauty and the environment. As a result, new methods of waste treatment were created for iron ore mining, and wastes were no longer dumped into Lake Superior.

Minnesota’s industrialists continue to look for ways to expand mining and logging operations. However, environmental groups often oppose the suggested expansions. Declining prices during the 1980s hurt Minnesota’s farmers, as well as farmers across the U.S. This crisis has led to the decline of many of the state’s rural areas.

 
 
Issued as part of the ongoing Bicentennial celebration, the 13¢ State Flags pane was a first in U.S. history. This was the first time a pane with 50 face-different stamps was issued. Each state is represented by its official flag, with the stamps arranged on the sheet in the same order each state was admitted into the Union.
 
Minnesota State Flag
It was 1893 and Minnesota was without a state flag. Each of the 44 states was invited to enter an exhibit at the Chicago World’s Fair – a flag was needed right away.
 
The Minnesota Women’s Auxiliary sponsored a flag design contest – awarding Amelia Hyde Center $15 for her prize-winning design. Norwegian immigrants Pauline and Thomane Fjelde stitched the first flag.
 
Featured on the original design, and still on the flag today, is a farmer plowing a field near the Mississippi River, with his axe in a tree stump. These images symbolize three resources that were vital to the state’s development – grain, water, and timber.
 
In the early 19th century, Saint Anthony Falls, near Minneapolis, was used to power sawmills. Lumbermen sawed trees and floated the logs downriver to market. Later, steam replaced water and the mills were moved closer to the North Woods. 
 
After the Civil War, the falls that once powered sawmills were converted into flour mills. Advancements in milling technology made Minnesota the “Milling Capital of the World.” During their peak, Minnesota mills ground enough flour to make 12 million loaves of bread every day.
 
The Bicentennial Series
The U.S. Bicentennial was a series of celebrations during the mid-1970s that commemorated the historic events leading to America’s independence from Great Britain. The official events began on April 1, 1975, when the American Freedom Train departed Delaware to begin a 21-month, 25,338-mile tour of the 48 contiguous states. For more than a year, a wave of patriotism swept the nation as elaborate firework displays lit up skies across the U.S., an international fleet of tall-mast sailing ships gathered in New York City and Boston, and Queen Elizabeth made a state visit. The celebration culminated on July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 
 
The U.S.P.S. issued 113 commemorative stamps over a six-year period in honor of the U.S. bicentennial, beginning with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Emblem stamp (U.S. #1432). As a group, the Bicentennial Series chronicles one of our nation’s most important chapters, and remembers the events and patriots who made the U.S. a world model for liberty.
 
 
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U.S. #1664
1976 13¢ Minnesota
State Flags Issue
 
 
Issue Date: February 23, 1976
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 8,720,100 panes of 50
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored
 

Minnesota Becomes 32nd State

 Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858.

When the first Europeans arrived in Minnesota in the second half of the 1600s, the Sioux Indians dominated the northern portion of the state. By the mid-1700s, Chippewa Indians moved into the area from the east, pressured by the expanding population of Europeans, and displaced the Sioux to the south. The Sioux were forced into a nomadic lifestyle, wandering the southern plains.

 

Click on the stamps to get more info including pricing.

Around 1660, the French fur traders Pierre Esprit Radisson and Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers, became the first Europeans to reach Minnesota. French adventurer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Du Lhut – also simply called Duluth – entered the area in 1679, looking for a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Duluth landed on the western shore of Lake Michigan and claimed the entire area for King Louis XIV, naming it Louisiana in his honor. In 1680, Sioux Indians captured the Belgian missionary Father Louis Hennepin and his two companions while they were exploring Illinois. The Sioux brought the men to Minnesota. Although captives, the men were able to see much of the region, and were the first whites to reach the site of today’s Minneapolis. When Duluth learned Hennepin and his men had been captured, he found the Indians and bartered for their release.

 Spain acquired all of France’s land west of the Mississippi – the Louisiana Territory. This included much of present-day Minnesota. However, Spain did very little to explore and promote settlement. As a result, French trappers continued to expand their prosperous fur trade there. When the French and Indian War ended in 1763, the British gained control of all French lands east of the Mississippi, which includes eastern Minnesota. In 1783, when the American Revolutionary War ended, Great Britain gave the United States all of its lands south of the Great Lakes and east of the Mississippi. This area became part of the Northwest Territory. However, British fur traders continued to control the area. The U.S. gained control of the Northwest Territory at the conclusion of the War of 1812.

In 1800, France regained control of the Louisiana Territory, from Spain. Three years later, when France was badly in debt, Napoleon sold Louisiana to the U.S. In 1805, Zebulon M. Pike was sent to explore the northern area of Louisiana, which included the Minnesota wilderness.

In 1819, Fort Saint Anthony was built at the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. It was renamed Fort Snelling in 1825. This fort served both as a military center and as a base for western exploration. The first white people to make permanent homes in Minnesota were farmers who lived in and around the fort.

 Before 1849, Minnesota’s boundaries had changed many times, including parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. On March 3, 1849, the Territory of Minnesota was created. Its northern, eastern, and southern boundaries were the same as the state’s are today. However, its western limits extended to the Missouri and White Earth rivers, which includes most of the state of North Dakota. About 4,000 people lived in Minnesota when it became a U.S. territory.

In 1851, the U.S. government forced the Sioux Indians to leave their lands west of the Mississippi. The majority of this land was in southern Minnesota. Many white settlers quickly poured into the newly vacated area.

 This influx of settlers led many to call for statehood. It was delayed for some time because there was great debate over whether Minnesota should be admitted as a slave or free state. Even the people of Minnesota were split on the issue, with representatives from each side drafting their own constitutions and refusing to sign the others. Eventually, Minnesota was admitted as a free state on May 11, 1858 with state had a population of about 150,000.

Minnesota was the first state to offer troops to the Union when the Civil War erupted in 1861. In August 1862, while a many of of Minnesota’s men were fighting in the war, the Sioux Indians began attacking settlements there. A great deal of property was destroyed, and about 500 settlers were killed. Federal troops and Minnesota militiamen put down the uprising.

 With the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, Minnesota’s economy began to expand rapidly, fueled by industrial development. Railroads were built across the state. Huge crops of wheat were planted, and flourmills were built. Most of these mills were located near Minneapolis. These mills produced so much flour that Minneapolis became known as the Mill City. During the late 1800s, the state’s economy received a huge boost from the growth of iron ore mining.

Minnesota started an aggressive effort to attract more settlers. The state government and railroad companies advertised in Europe, featuring the economic opportunities of Minnesota. Between 1870 and 1900, thousands of immigrants arrived in Minnesota. The majority of these people came from Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

During World War I, Minnesota’s iron ore and wheat were essential to the war effort. Huge crops were grown, and record amounts of ore were produced. The Great Depression was especially hard on the state. About 70 percent of ironworkers lost their jobs. During World War II, the economy began to flourish again as iron ore and wheat were needed for the war effort.

In the 1950s and ’60s, many new industries began operating in Minnesota. These included aerospace, chemical, computer, electronic, heavy machinery and processed food businesses. During the 1970s and ‘80s, the state grew increasingly concerned with how to maintain its economy and utilize its natural resources while preserving its natural beauty and the environment. As a result, new methods of waste treatment were created for iron ore mining, and wastes were no longer dumped into Lake Superior.

Minnesota’s industrialists continue to look for ways to expand mining and logging operations. However, environmental groups often oppose the suggested expansions. Declining prices during the 1980s hurt Minnesota’s farmers, as well as farmers across the U.S. This crisis has led to the decline of many of the state’s rural areas.

 

 
Issued as part of the ongoing Bicentennial celebration, the 13¢ State Flags pane was a first in U.S. history. This was the first time a pane with 50 face-different stamps was issued. Each state is represented by its official flag, with the stamps arranged on the sheet in the same order each state was admitted into the Union.
 
Minnesota State Flag
It was 1893 and Minnesota was without a state flag. Each of the 44 states was invited to enter an exhibit at the Chicago World’s Fair – a flag was needed right away.
 
The Minnesota Women’s Auxiliary sponsored a flag design contest – awarding Amelia Hyde Center $15 for her prize-winning design. Norwegian immigrants Pauline and Thomane Fjelde stitched the first flag.
 
Featured on the original design, and still on the flag today, is a farmer plowing a field near the Mississippi River, with his axe in a tree stump. These images symbolize three resources that were vital to the state’s development – grain, water, and timber.
 
In the early 19th century, Saint Anthony Falls, near Minneapolis, was used to power sawmills. Lumbermen sawed trees and floated the logs downriver to market. Later, steam replaced water and the mills were moved closer to the North Woods. 
 
After the Civil War, the falls that once powered sawmills were converted into flour mills. Advancements in milling technology made Minnesota the “Milling Capital of the World.” During their peak, Minnesota mills ground enough flour to make 12 million loaves of bread every day.
 
The Bicentennial Series
The U.S. Bicentennial was a series of celebrations during the mid-1970s that commemorated the historic events leading to America’s independence from Great Britain. The official events began on April 1, 1975, when the American Freedom Train departed Delaware to begin a 21-month, 25,338-mile tour of the 48 contiguous states. For more than a year, a wave of patriotism swept the nation as elaborate firework displays lit up skies across the U.S., an international fleet of tall-mast sailing ships gathered in New York City and Boston, and Queen Elizabeth made a state visit. The celebration culminated on July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. 
 
The U.S.P.S. issued 113 commemorative stamps over a six-year period in honor of the U.S. bicentennial, beginning with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Emblem stamp (U.S. #1432). As a group, the Bicentennial Series chronicles one of our nation’s most important chapters, and remembers the events and patriots who made the U.S. a world model for liberty.