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Ramsey County History – Spring 2022: “Growing Up in Ramsey County: With a Dash of Foreign Spice”

Kitty Gogins

Growing Up in Ramsey County: With a Dash of Foreign Spice Author: Kitty Gogins 2020 Co-Winner of the Ramsey County Historical Society Virginia B. Kunz Award Kitty Gogins wrote the companion piece to Krista Finstad Hanson’s International Institute of Minnesota history. Gogin’s family, beginning with her refugee parents, Olga and…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1992: “A Matter of Time”

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Winter 2018: “Another Siberia, Unfit for Human Habitation: Saint Paul’s Super Ice Palaces 1886, 1887, 1888”

Bob Olsen

Another Siberia, Unfit for Human Habitation: Saint Paul’s Super Ice Palaces 1886, 1887, 1888 Author: Bob Olsen When a New York newspaper correspondent criticized St. Paul in 1885 as “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation,” local boosters banded together and initiated St. Paul’s first Winter Carnival in February…

Ramsey County History Podcast #9 – Fall 2017: Gibbs Farm

Paul Nelson

The Gibbs Farm The Gibbs Farm museum preserves remnants of both Indigenous and pioneer life from the mid-nineteenth century, right in the middle of a densely populated urban environment. There, you can find farm buildings from the Gibbs family, an archeological site, recreations of a sod hut,…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2017: “A Good Turn for the Great Minnesota Get Together: The Boy Scout Service Camp at the Minnesota State Fair”

M.D. Salzberg

A Good Turn for the Great Minnesota Get Together: The Boy Scout Service Camp at the Minnesota State Fair Author: M.D. Salzberg Beginning in 1913 and lasting into the mid-1970s, Boy Scouts from Region 10 camped on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair and provided a…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2017: “A Legacy of Civic Engagement: The Junior League of Saint Paul, 1917–2017”

Yvonne Hundshamer and Abby Sugahara Moeller

A Legacy of Civic Engagement: The Junior League of Saint Paul, 1917–2017 Authors: Yvonne Hundshamer and Abby Sugahara Moeller In the spring of 1917, Elizabeth Ames Jackson and two other young women founded the nineteenth official Junior League in St. Paul, thereby beginning what has become the organization’s century…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2017: “Two Graves in White Bear Lake: The Story of Claude and Daisy White”

James Lindner

Two Graves in White Bear Lake: The Story of Claude and Daisy White Author: James Lindner Claude and Daisy White died within two days of each other in November 1918 and are buried in a single grave in White Bear Lake. This circumstance inspired the author to wonder who…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2015: “Carnies and Calamities: A Carnival Midway on the Island at Phalen Park, 1903–1908”

Janice R. Quick

Carnies and Calamities: A Carnival Midway on the Island at Phalen Park, 1903–1908 Author: Janice R. Quick A young entrepreneur, Jacob Barnet, built a carnival midway and amusement park on the island at Phalen Park in 1903. Under contract with the Board of Park Commissioners, Barnett’s midway was successful…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2014: “The Stork Family in St. Paul, 1914–1916”

Rebecca A. Mavencamp

The Stork Family in St. Paul, 1914–1916 Author: Rebecca A. Mavencamp William E. and Grace C. Stork moved to St. Paul from western Minnesota in 1903 along with their children, Florence C. and Norman Clinton. They built a home in the western part of the city near the Mississippi…