Home to thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams, the state of Minnesota has most definitely earned to nickname “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
With more than 90,000 combined miles of shoreline, the North Star state is a true natural beauty, one you have to personally explore to get the full experience, and the next stop on our Explore: USA road trip across the country.
While the water within its borders is a big part of Minnesota, it’s definitely not all the state has to offer!
From the country’s largest shopping mall to the world’s first supercomputer, the state of Minnesota is known for some amazing things. For instance, did you know that our nation’s very first bus service, now known as Greyhound Lines, was started by a Minnesota gentleman in the early 1900s? Or that one of the major department stores we have today had its humble beginnings in the North Star state as a mail-order catalog?
No? Well, how about the fact that one of Minnesota’s educators was the first to map the chemical pathways of photosynthesis?
Whether you knew it or not, the state of Minnesota has helped the country make some amazing advancements both in science and business and we’re going to be diving deeper into some of those this week as we study “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
So grab your stuff and let’s hit the road! We’ve got plenty to see this week!