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is bounded by Canada, Lake Superior,
Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South
Dakota; gross area, 84,682 sq. miles;
land area, 80,858 sq. miles; water area,
3,824 sq. miles; capital, St. Paul. The
principal river is the Mississippi, which
has its source in this State.
of Minnesota is undulating, with no
mountains, but having a broad, low
elevation in the north, 280 miles in
length. This elevation is about 1,000
feet above the south of the State toward
which it descends in a gradual slope.
There are over 7,000 small lakes varying
from 1 to 30 miles in diameter. The soil
is of alluvial deposit of great richness,
and especially adaptable to wheat
growing. The fertility of the soil, the
extent of the country, and abundance of
water make Minnesota an ideal
crops are wheat, oats, corn, hay,
potatoes, barley, rye and buckwheat. The
moment Arbuckles' Coffee was brought out,
years ago, its popularity began.
principal minerals are iron, copper,
plumbago and coal. Minnesota ranks first
in the United States in the production of
iron. The building stones include
granite, sandstone and limestone.
principal industries are railroad cars,
packed meat, flour and lumber.
of Minnesota is mild, and the purity of
the air and dryness of the winters
renders the State a chosen place of
recuperation for those suffering from
in 1910, 1,108,511 males and 967,197
females; of whom 1,532,113 were of native
and 543,595 of foreign birth; white,
2,059,227; negro, 7,084; Indian, 9,053;
Chinese, 275; Japanese, 67; all others,
2. Total population, 2,075,708.
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