An Illustrated History of Jackson County, Minnesota

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Northern history publishing Company, 1910 - Jackson County (Minn.) - 586 pages
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The Jackson County Historical Society reprinted this book in 1979, along with a second volume of history from Jackson County. It is not apprectated that his site has decided to give it away free.
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Page 82 - Iowa," was approved June 12, 1838, to take effect and be in force on and after July 3, 1838. The new Territory embraced "all that part of the present Territory of Wisconsin which lies west of the Mississippi River, and west of a line drawn due north from the headwaters or sources of the Mississippi to the territorial line.
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