Minnesotans are known for their love of nature and gardening. They have been growing vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs since time immemorial. Minnesotans love to grow food so much that they have become one of the top ten states in terms of population. The state’s history with agriculture goes back thousands of years when Native Americans were the first farmers here. Today, many farms still remain in existence throughout the state where people still farm for a living. Farmers in Minnesota are responsible for producing most of the food consumed within the state.
The first settlers came to Minnesota from Europe around 1800 AD. By 1855, there were over 50,000 people living in the state. Many settled along rivers and lakes which provided them with easy access to fresh water. Other early settlers moved into areas near towns and cities such as St Paul (1856), Minneapolis (1857) and Duluth (1859).
In the 1870s, the railroad was built across Minnesota. It brought people closer to their jobs and made it easier for them to travel further away from home. At this time, the railroads began connecting smaller communities together and creating larger cities like Minneapolis (1886) and St Paul (1901).
By 1900, Minnesota had grown to become one of the largest agricultural states in America. There were over 200 farms located throughout the state. The state’s total population was over two million people, of which the majority were engaged in some kind of agriculture. Minnesota quickly became an economic and political leader within America.
Minnesotan farmers have contributed to the state’s growing population for many years. They have grown crops such as flax, sunflowers, barley, and rye to make flour, which is necessary for making bread. By 1842, Minnesota had grown to become the largest wheat-producing state in America.
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