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Proud to be from Minnesota


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Jun 6, 2005
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Belly-View, WA
I was visiting family in west-central Minnesota (not too far from Lake Wobegon and the home of the Kensington Runestone), and picked up this tidbit of information from a local newscasts.


After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet and shortly after, a story in an LA newspaper read:" California archaeologists' discover 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."

One week later, a local newspaper in Minnesota reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Bemidji MN, Ole, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole, has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Minnesota, had already gone wireless."

Just makes one proud to be from Minnesota!

Lets Get Going

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Jun 7, 2008
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Sunny Florida
Love those Ole jokes!

I grew up in Minnesota trading Ole and Lena jokes with family and friends. This is another good one!



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Oct 13, 2008
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My wife will appreciate this.


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Jun 6, 2005
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Good one, thanks for sharing. I still call Minn home even though it's been years and years :)