Spelling it is the biggest challenge of all. As a grade schooler, we challenged one another to spell Mississippi, but sesquicentennial would have been a bigger challenge. The last two weekends kicked off the State of Minnesota's 150th year of Statehood and the State Capitol in Saint Paul was teeming with more activities than just the legislature! Last weekend marked the arrival of a wagon train which originated in Cannon Falls. This weekend there were tours, fly overs by the Air National Guard, music, speeches, demonstrations all culminating with stupendous fireworks viewed from my front porch! The two weekends were indeed quite full. If you weren't aware of the celebration, more details and statewide celebrations can be found at the Sesquicentennial website.