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2018 Mar 22


James Goodhue Biography

James Goodhue

James Goodhue

James Madison Goodhue published Minnesota's first newspaper, the Minnesota Pioneer, in 1849. While he was editor of the Pioneer, Goodhue filled its columns with articles about the people, politics, farming and weather in Minnesota and sent copies back to the eastern United States. Goodhue hoped his glowing praise would encourage other people to make a home in Minnesota Territory.



James Goodhue Resources


Extended James Goodhue Biography - PDF

For grades 4-8: "Northern Lights" Chapters 6 & 7

James Goodhue in the MN150 Wiki

MHS Library Resource: Horns Of Thunder: The Life and Times of James M. Goodhue

MHS Library Resource: The Minnesota Pioneer Newspaper

MHS Visual Resources for James Goodhue

Minnesota Place Names Entry for James Goodhue and Goodhue County

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Related Books and Products

Newspapers on the Minnesota Frontier, 1849-1860

Horns of Thunder: The Life & Times of James M. Goodhue

Making Minnesota Territory, 1849-1858

Map of the Territory of Minnesota, 1849