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.