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History Revealed: Recent Archaeology

Jeremy Nienow, Bob Jensen, Barry Madore

Recent Archaeology in Ramsey County Dr. Jeremy Nienow and Bob Jensen, with Barry Madore History Revealed Series Program Date: July 23, 2020 YouTube Video In partnership with the Roseville Library. Archaeologist Jeremy Nienow discussed some of the findings from recent archaeological digs…

The Life of Swede Hollow: a pictorial history

Reviewer: Bob Muschewske

The Life of Swede Hollow: a pictorial history Authors: Angela DuPaul and Karin DuPaul St. Paul, MN: Friends of Swede Hollow 115 pages; soft cover; 217 b&w photos and art; $18 In their 2019 book, The Life of Swede Hollow: a pictorial history, Angela and Karin DuPaul—a daughter and…

Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History

Reviewer: Mary Lethert Wingerd

Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History Gary Clayton Anderson Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019 384 pages; hardcover, 42 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, $32.95 Did we really need another book about the Dakota War? My response…

Images of America: Downtown St. Paul

Reviewer: Bob Muschewske

Images of America: Downtown St. Paul Author: Iric Nathanson Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2019 128 pages; soft cover; photos; $22.95 If you are a St. Paul history buff and enjoy viewing historic images, you will want to have a copy of Iric Nathanson’s new book, Downtown St. Paul.

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…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2009: “St. Paul Underground: History and Geology at Carver’s Cave”

Greg A. Brick

St. Paul Underground: History and Geology at Carver’s Cave Author: Greg A. Brick This is a survey of the history of St. Paul’s legendary Carver’s Cave from the time of its first visit by Europeans to the present day. The geologist Greg Brick discusses the changes to this spring-cut…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2009: “Stanford Newel, Proposal Rock, and Newell Park Widows: Newell Park Celebrates Its Centennial”

Krista Finstad Hanson

Stanford Newel, Proposal Rock, and Newell Park Widows: Newell Park Celebrates Its Centennial Author: Krista Finstad Hanson This article was timed to help Newell Park celebrate its hundredth anniversary in 2008. It starts with the early history of the land, which had been bought and sold often in the…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2008: “Pith Heart & Nerve, Truman M. Smith: From Banker to Market Gardener”

Barry L. & Joan Miller Cotter

Pith Heart & Nerve, Truman M. Smith: From Banker to Market Gardener Authors: Barry L. & Joan Miller Cotter According to the authors, Truman Smith did not give up in the face of a major economic collapse in 1857; instead he showed resilience and used “pith, heart, and nerve”…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2008: “Growing Up In Saint Paul: Random Recollections of Grace Flandrau”

Horace Blair Flandrau Klein

Growing Up In Saint Paul:  Random Recollections of Grace Flandrau Author: Horace Blair Flandrau Klein This is a memoir written by a nephew of Grace Flandrau, who was called  “Aunt Geese” by most of the youngsters of the family. The author, Horace Blair Flandrau Klein, remembered her as having…