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Ramsey County History – Fall 2002: “St. Gaudens’ New York Eagle: Rescue and Restoration of St. Paul’s First Outdoor Sculpture, Icon of Its Past”

Christine Podas-Larson

St. Gaudens’ New York Eagle: Rescue and Restoration of St. Paul’s First Outdoor Sculpture, Icon of Its Past Author: Christine Podas-Larson The New York Eagle is one of St. Paul’s most famed outdoor sculptures. It became a fixture in downtown in 1887 when the New York Life Insurance Company…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2002: “Those Squealing Red River Ox Carts: Norman Kittson and the Fur Trade”

Clarence Rife and Holly Walters

Those Squealing Red River Ox Carts: Norman Kittson and the Fur Trade Authors: Clarence Rife and Holly Walters In 1830 at the age of sixteen, Canadian-born Norman Kittson joined the American Fur Company and headed west. He eventually arrived in Minnesota, where he joined Henry Sibley in the fur…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2002: “Doing History in Ramsey County and St. Paul: A Review Essay”

John M. Lindley

Doing History in Ramsey County and St. Paul: A Review Essay Author: John M. Lindley Like the late nineteenth century spate of local history books about St. Paul, the author comments on a similar recent flourishing of St. Paul history and gives several short summaries of the works. Among…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2002: “Crises and Panics and Mergers and Failures: St. Paul’s Struggling Banks and How They Survived Their First 75 Years”

G. Richard Slade

Crises and Panics and Mergers and Failures: St. Paul’s Struggling Banks and How They Survived Their First 75 Years Author: G. Richard Slade This article examines some of the banking history of St. Paul with a close look at how several businesses successfully dealt with tough economic times.

Ramsey County History – Spring 2001: “A ‘Good Man’ in a Changing World: Cloud Man, the Dakota Leader, and His Life and Times”

Mark Dietrich

A ‘Good Man’ in a Changing World: Cloud Man, the Dakota Leader, and His Life and Times Author: Mark Dietrich A compelling portrait of the Mdewakenton Dakota leader Cloud Man in Minnesota up to the early 1860s. Confronted by a dwindling population as his people lost their land and the…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2001: “Attacked by a Starving Wolf—Four Sisters of St. Joseph And Their Mission To St. Paul: Patience, Courage, Joyfulness in a Crude Log Cabin”

Sister Ann Thomasine Sampson

Attacked by a Starving Wolf—Four Sisters of St. Joseph And Their Mission To St. Paul: Patience, Courage, Joyfulness in a Crude Log Cabin Author: Sister Ann Thomasine Sampson In November of 1851 four young nuns of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet arrived in the dreary hamlet of St.

Painting the Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling

Marybeth Lorbiecki, Foreword by Lori K. Crowchild (Native American descendant of Seth Eastman)

Readers learn about Dakota culture through Seth Eastman paintings. Painted during seven years on the frontier, these watercolor and oil paintings comprise the most significant source of information about Native American life in pre-territorial Minnesota. Softcover. Member Price: $15.00; Non-Member Price: $16.00. Order books here.

Ramsey County History – Spring 1999: “In the Beginning: The Geological Forces that Shaped Ramsey County and the People Who Followed”

Scott F. Anfinson

In the Beginning: The Geological Forces that Shaped Ramsey County and the People Who Followed Author: Scott F. Anfinson “Ramsey County lies in a setting that is geologically complex, both in its bedrock and its glacially produced features.” Beginning about sixty-five million years ago when the region was very close…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1999: “A Short History of Ramsey County: The Territorial Years and the Rush to Settlement”

Ramsey County Historical Society

A Short History of Ramsey County: The Territorial Years and the Rush to Settlement Compiled from multiple published sources, this long article is just what its title indicates. The history begins with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and carries the account forward to 1858, which Minnesota was admitted to the…