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Photo: Happy Statehood Day Minnesota!

Posted by: Glen Stubbe Updated: May 10, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The Minnesota Capitol chandelier was illuminated today, May 10, 2013 in celebration of Statehood Day.  It has 92 bulbs surrounded by 40,000 crystal beads strung together and was recently painstakingly cleaned and refurbished. The fixture is traditionally lit once per year on Statehood Day.  Minnesota became a part of the United States as MInnesota Territory in 1849, and became the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858.

 

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