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Thursday, August 14, 2008

This week in history…

On Aug. 13, 1849, Minnesota Territory's first court session was held in Stillwater. And according to the Minnesota Historical Society's Book of Days, only one man on the jury wore boots — everyone else had moccasins.

Just look at how far we've come. Nobody wears moccasins anymore... we report for jury duty in flip-flops!

If you'd like to learn more about Minnesota Territory, check out the historical society's online exhibit here, or better yet, go see it in person.

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