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Proclamation 3239—Minnesota Centennial Celebration, 1958

May 09, 1958

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the story of Minnesota stirs the imagination and warms the hearts of all who hold our history dear; and

Whereas on May 11, 1858, Minnesota added her bright star to the flag of our Nation to become the thirty-second State of the Union; and

Whereas the centenary of this richly endowed Commonwealth, celebrated as the "Star of the North", will be commemorated with appropriate ceremonies by its citizens and by the Nation; and

Whereas the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 9, 1958, has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to celebrate the anniversary of Minnesota's statehood:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, pursuant to the joint resolution of Congress, do hereby call upon the American people to observe Sunday, May 11, 1958, the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of Minnesota into the Union, with ceremonies designed to honor that State and its people.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 9th day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3239—Minnesota Centennial Celebration, 1958 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307664

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