The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
First Minnesota Newspaper
On April 28, 1849 James Madison Goodhue printed the Territory's first newspaper, the "Minnesota Pioneer," on this press. It is a cast-iron hand press and weighs nearly 1,800 pounds.
Also shown is a digitized edition of that first edition. Find this and more in our Newspaper Hub! https://www.mnhs.org/newspapers/hub