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10 Cool Facts About

Minneapolis, MN

1.

Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.

2.

Minneapolis is home to the oldest continuously running theater (Old Log Theater) in the country.

3.

The Mars Inc. candy company was founded in Minneapolis as Mar-O-Bar co in 1920. They gave the US favorite treats like Milky Way and Snickers.

4.

Minneapolis’ name comes from the Sioux word mini and the Greek word polis, together meaning “city of waters”.

5.

Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, born in Minneapolis, performed the world’s first successful open-heart operation at the University of Minnesota.

6.

America’s first armored car was built in Minneapolis.

7.

Bicycling Magazine named Minneapolis Americas #1 bike-friendly city.

8.

Open Book in Minneapolis is the largest literary and book arts center in the country.

9.

Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip, is a Minneapolis native.

10.

The area was originally home to the Sioux tribe when it was first discovered in the late seventeenth century by Europeans—a French party headed by Father Louis Hennepin.

 

 

City of Minneapolis

High School Building

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