Monday, March 08, 2010

Henry Sibley on top.

Henry Sibley - on top - MN First Governor narrowly beat A. Ramsey
In 1849 Alexander Ramsey was appointed the first Territorial Governor of Minnesota.
Henry Sibley narrowly beat Alexander Ramsey to become Minnesota's first Governor in 1858. Henry Sibley vowed he would not run for a 2nd term. He did not, and with the next election Ramsey became Minnesotas's 2nd governor.
It was Governor Ramsey who named Lake Minnetonka (big water).
This sign is in Deephaven - Walden.


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