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Wahpeton, South Dakota

The first European explorer in the area was Jonathan Carver in 1767. He explored and mapped the Northwest at the request of Major Robert Rogers, which protected the passage between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

Carver’s mission was to find the Northwest passage, the imagined waterway to the Orient which Rogers was convinced existed. While Carver failed in his search, the passing years saw many fur traders and explorers pass through the area.

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Year drawn: 1989
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Wahpeton, South Dakota