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Became territory: April 20, 1836
Became state: May 29, 1848
Plentiful reserves of timber, minerals, and livestock have always proven enticing for railroads operating in the vicinity of the great lakes, especially for large companies such as the Northern Pacific, the Chicago Milwaukee & St Paul, and the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific. Well over half of the known varieties of certificates can be attributed to large companies.
|The central design is a shield showing a plow, pick, shovel, anchor, and arm holding a hammer. Below is a cornucopia and a pyramid representing pig lead. Above is a badger. Sailor to the left and miner to the right. Below are 13 stars. "Forward" on ribbon above.|
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