Posted by: Ron DuBour | October 8, 2021

Knowing America through Poetry~by rldubour, in alpha order


Minnesota - Wikipedia

“The Land of 10,000 lakes.”
Is the nickname for this state
Actually is an understatement
There are more than 15,000 counted to date!

The residents are called “Minnesotans”
The motto is, “The Star of the North.”
The Sioux had named the river Minnesota
And the state would be the same henceforth.

The Lake Superior Agate is the gemstone.
The official tree is the Norway pine.
The pink and white lady’s slipper
Is this state flower by design.

The state bird is the common loon.
And if you’re into sports this will make your day
The Metrodome is the only place to host a
Super Bowl, a World Series and the NC-double A!

About the size of 78 football fields

With more than 9.5 million square feet

The Mall of America in Bloomington

A shopper’s paradise that can’t be beat.

More than Florida and California combined

Minnesota has over 90,000 miles of shoreline

The Old Log is the oldest theater in the country and

The Chanhassan is the largest dinner theater that you’ll fine.

Minneapolis has the famous skyway system
Is fifty-two blocks and nearly five miles long.
Making downtown possible when one goes shopping
To stay indoors for quite awhile as you go along.

In 1898 the Kensington Rune Stone was found
Near Alexandria and is still a mystery.
There are carvings telling of a journey,
A band of Vikings in 1362 and their history.

An extraordinary family Dr. William Mayo
And his two sons founded the Mayo Clinic
A world renowned medical care center
Specializing in musculoskeletal genetics.

Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey
Schultz and Ryder, Bender and Berg.
Mondale, Maris, and Judy Garland
A few famous names you might have heard.
Statehood, May 11, 1858 the 32nd state
Capital is Saint Paul

Minneapolis is home to the oldest continuous theater in the country, the Old Log. 
And home to the largest dinner theater the Chanhassan also in Minneapolis. 
Dr. William Worrall Mayo-(father) Dr. William J Mayo-(son) and 
Dr. Charles H Mayo-(son) Rochester is home to the World Famous Mayo Clinic,


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