Minnesota History in our Area

Minnesota on the Map

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AUSTIN, MN — The history behind the shape of the Gopher State is coming to our area.

The Mower County Historical Society is hosting the “Minnesota on the Map” traveling exhibit.

Several maps and different atlases are on display showing how Minnesota’s boundaries have changed over the years and how it became the configuration it is today.

History leaders tell us it shows maps tell a much bigger story than just how to get from Point A to Point B.

“It shows people how important maps are to research purposes and to the development of our state and our county,” Executive Director Dustin Heckman said. “And what you can learn from maps and how important map making is today.”

It also maps out Mower County and how it has changed over the years.

You can check out the display at the Mower County Historical Society weekdays until May 17th.

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