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Minnesota Territory

Minnesota Territory
Conventional Long NameTerritory of Minnesota
Common NameMinnesota Territory
Nationthe United States
SubdivisionOrganized incorporated territory
Event StartSplit from Iowa Territory
Date StartMarch 3
Year Start1849
Event EndStatehood
Date EndMay 11
Year End1858
P1Iowa Territory
Flag P1US flag 30 stars.svg
P2Wisconsin Territory
Flag P2US flag 30 stars.svg
Flag S1Flag of Minnesota.svg
S2Unorganized territory
Flag S2US flag 32 stars.svg
CapitalSt. Paul
Government TypeOrganized incorporated territory
Title LeaderGovernor
Leader1Alexander Ramsey
Year Leader11849-1853
Leader2Willis A. Gorman
Year Leader21853-1857
Leader3Samuel Medary
Year Leader31857-1858

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The Territory of Minnesota was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 3, 1849, until May 11, 1858, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Minnesota.

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