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Voyageurs National Park

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 7, 2022

Tomorrow, January 8, is the anniversary of President Richard Nixon signing a bill creating Voyageurs National Park in 1971.
This photo shows Governor Wendell Anderson with former governors Harold LeVander, Elmer L. Andersen, and Karl Rolvaag and Representative John Blatnik in the governor's Reception Room, at the passing of the Voyageurs National Park Bill.
Learn more about it in this MNopedia article:
https://www.mnopedia.org/place/voyageurs-national-park