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History Revealed: Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang

Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith

Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang in Minnesota With Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith History Revealed Program Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society From their home base in Minnesota, the Karpis-Barker…

History Revealed: Charles W. Malchow

Dr. Ryan Hurt & Paul Nelson

Charles W. Malchow and the Story Behind “The Sexual Life” With Dr. Ryan Hurt with Paul Nelson History Revealed Series Program Date: April 22, 2021 Video on YouTube Viewer discretion advised. At the turn of the twentieth century, a progressive doctor named…

History Revealed: Booth Girls

Kim Heikkila

Booth Girls: Pregnancy, Adoption, and the Secrets We Kept Kim Heikkila, PhD History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library “Booth Girls” is a thoughtful, multigenerational story of…

History Revealed: Grace Holmes Carlson

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke, Greg Poferl, Linda Leighton, and Mary Wingerd

The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson A Conversation Between Author Donna T. Haverty-Stacke and Reader/Discussants Greg Poferl, Linda Leighton, and Mary Wingerd History Revealed Series Program Date: 03/04/2021 Video on YouTube On December 8, 1941, Grace Holmes Carlson, the only female defendant…

History Revealed: Sinclair Lewis

Patrick Coleman

Sinclair Lewis, His Life, Work and Relevance Patrick Coleman History Revealed Series Program Date: November 19, 2020 YouTube Video Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the Roseville Library. Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street turned 100 years old this October. It was a publishing phenomenon…

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Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell

Reviewer: Paul Nelson

Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell Sue Leaf Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2020 280 pages; hardcover, 30 b&w plates, $29.95 Newton Horace Winchell deserves to be remembered. He was probably Minnesota’s greatest nineteenth-century scientist, a giant in not only geology but paleontology and…

Walk on the East Side: Pictures and Stories from Residents of St. Paul’s East Side

Authors: Hans Mouritzen and Carol MacAllister; Reviewer: John M. Lindley

Walk on the East Side: Pictures and Stories from Residents of St. Paul’s East Side Authors: Hans Mouritzen and Carol MacAllister St. Paul: East Side Elders, 2017 28 pages; color photos; $20.00; Available from info@EastSideElders.org Reviewed by John M. Lindley Upon opening this slim, but colorful, little…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2009: “Food for a Good Life: John J. Ryan and the Minnesota Grocers Association”

Mary Jo Richardson

Food for a Good Life: John J. Ryan and the Minnesota Grocers Association Author: Mary Jo Richardson This article, written by his granddaughter, is the story of J. J. Ryan, who made his mark both on the state and nation as a spokesman for retail grocers. He was born…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2009: “Minnesota Politics and Irish Identity: Five Sons of Erin at the State Capitol”

John W. Milton

Minnesota Politics and Irish Identity: Five Sons of Erin at the State Capitol Author: John W. Milton The author, a former state senator, researched the five men of Irish extraction who are honored in the State Capitol. The first is “The Senator: Nicholas David Coleman (1925–1981),” a St. Paulite…