[TEXT: 50 States in 50 Days
America the Unexpected
I’m Tom Nides, the deputy secretary of state.
[TEXT: Tom Nides, Deputy Secretary of State]
As a proud native of Duluth, Minnesota,
I’d like to welcome you to the 50 States in 50 Days’
visit to my home state.
But it’s not just my home state.
It's the land of 10,000 lakes, and has been home to many
[TEXT: F. Scott Fitzgerald]
People from the past, like the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald
[TEXT: Charles Schulz]
and Peanuts creator Charles Schulz,
[TEXT: Walter Mondale]
former Vice President Walter Mondale,
[TEXT: Bob Dylan, Prince]
and the notable people of today like singers Bob Dylan, Prince,
[TEXT: Vince Vaughn, The Coen Brothers]
actor Vince Vaughn, and the directors the Coen brothers.
Minnesota isn’t just about the famous. It’s also about the great
like cross-country skiing, fishing, canoeing, ice hockey, or quite
frankly my favorite, hiking.
It’s also the home of a unique blend of cultures from around the
I invite you to start learning more about my home state when you
visit Minnesota’s page on DiscoverAmerica.com.
[TEXT: Explore the United States at DiscoverAmerica.com]
[TEXT: Produced by the U.S. Department of State]
[TEXT: Celebrity Images © AP Images]