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Ramsey County History Winter 2024

Nicole Foss, Linda Kohl, Krista Finstad Hanson, Renoir Gaither, Mary Lethert Wingerd

Volume 58, Number 4: Winter 2024 Link to download PDF of full issue of RCHS Winter 2024 Magazine Articles in this Issue: Architect of St. Paul’s West Side: H. Emil Strassburger Author: Nicole Foss Link to N. Foss article PDF Additional Resources:…

Prairie Imperialists: The Indian Country Origins of American Empire

Reviewed by Renoir Gaither

Prairie Imperialists: The Indian Country Origins of American Empire Katharine Bjork Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019 352 pages; hard cover, 13 b&w photos, 5 maps, $64.95   Hamline University professor Katharine Bjork’s book, Prairie Imperialists:  The Indian Country Origins of…

Whiteness in Plain View Discussion

Chad Montrie & James Curry

Whiteness in Plain View: A Discussion Chad Montrie & James Curry History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and Ramsey County Libraries. Discussion with James Curry and the…

Ramsey County History Summer 2023 – Roller Skating

Heidi Heller

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 Rolling through the Decades Roller Skating in Ramsey County Author: Heidi Heller What better way to spend a Saturday night than rolling ‘round and ‘round a skate floor with friends? Some will remember the disco era, complete with a sparkly, mirrored ball and…

March of the Governors #30: Special Edition Billy Williams

Frank White, Paul Nelson

March of the Governors Special Edition: Billy Williams March of the Governors Series Podcast #30 William F. (Billy) Williams never served as Minnesota’s governor, but he served more Minnesota governors than any public servant in our state’s history. He caught the eye of…

Ramsey County History Spring 2023

Frank M. White, Matt Goff, Johannes R. Allert

Volume 58, Number 1: Spring 2023 Link to download PDF of RCHS Spring 2023 Magazine Articles in this Issue: From a Star on the Baseball Diamond to a Star at the Minnesota State Capitol: Billy Williams Author: Frank M. White A Slow…

Ramsey County History Spring 2023 – Billy Williams

Frank White

Volume 58, Number 1: Spring 2023 From a Star on the Ball Diamond to a Star at the Minnesota State Capitol Billy Williams Author: Frank M. White In 1904, Billy Williams would have been happy making a living playing baseball. He loved the sport. He was good…

Ramsey County History Spring 2023 – Welfare Workers in the Great War

Johannes R. Allert

Volume 58, Number 1: Spring 2023 Faith, Advocacy, & Service A Snapshot of Ramsey County’s Welfare Workers in the Great War Author: Johannes R. Allert In the throes of war, sometimes, it’s the simplest hymn, a whispered prayer, or help writing a letter that can restore hope to…

History Revealed: Call Him Jack

Yohuru Williams and Michael Long

Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter A Conversation with Authors Yohuru Williams and Michael Long History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 7:00 pm Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library &…