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Voyageurs National Park

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 8, 2021

On this date in 1971, President Nixon signed a bill creating Voyageurs National Park in Northern Minnesota. 
This book from 2000 about the history of the creation of the Park is in our Library collection. It is also available online from the National Park Service here: