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Ramsey County History – Spring 2002: “Growing Up In St Paul: The War To End All Wars: A Schoolboy’s Recollections of World War II”

Ray Barton

Growing Up In St Paul: The War To End All Wars: A Schoolboy’s Recollections of World War II Author: Ray Barton The author looks back at the coming of World War II when he was a young boy. His uncle had been a hero in World War I, and…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2000: “Two Horses and One Buffalo Robe—The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and Its 150 Years: All Frailties of Human Nature”

Anne E. Cowie

Two Horses and One Buffalo Robe—The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and Its 150 Years: All Frailties of Human Nature Author: Anne E. Cowie The long 150-year saga of the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office commenced when the county lines extended northward to Lake Mille Lacs and the present-day Aitkin County.

Ramsey County History – Summer 2000: “Dilettante, Renaissance Man, Intelligence Officer: Jerome Hill and His World War Two Letters from France to His ‘Dearest Mother’”

G. Richard Slade

Dilettante, Renaissance Man, Intelligence Officer: Jerome Hill and His World War Two Letters from France to His ‘Dearest Mother’ Author: G. Richard Slade Using letters Jerome Hill sent to his mother during World War II, the author chronicles the experiences of Hill, then an air intelligence officer in the…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2000: “Recounting the 1962 Recount: The Closest Race for Governor in Minnesota’s History”

Thomas J. Kelley

Recounting the 1962 Recount: The Closest Race for Governor in Minnesota’s History Author: Thomas J. Kelley In the closest gubernatorial race in Minnesota’s history, Democrat Karl F. Rolvaag was elected over the Republican incumbent, Elmer L. Andersen, by the slim margin of ninety-one votes. After a recount of every…

Ramsey County History – Summer 1999: “The St. Paul Figure Skating Club and Those Popular Summer Pop Concerts”

Kathleen C. Ridder

The St. Paul Figure Skating Club and Those Popular Summer Pop Concerts Author: Kathleen C. Ridder Minnesota’s long, cold winters have provided a climate that encouraged the development of amateur and professional ice skaters of all types beginning with St. Paul’s Eddie and Roy Shipstad and Eddie’s partner, Oscar Johnson,…

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…

Ramsey County History – Winter 1999: “Timber, Steel, Law, and Politics: St. Paul’s Pioneering Attorneys and Their More Interesting Cases”

Samuel H. Morgan

Timber, Steel, Law, and Politics: St. Paul’s Pioneering Attorneys and Their More Interesting Cases Author: Samuel H. Morgan This is the story of the Briggs & Morgan law firm, one of St. Paul’s oldest and biggest, inextricably tied up with the growth of the city and its major business enterprises.

Ramsey County History – Spring 1998: “Upper Levee: Memories of Its People and Its Place in St. Paul History”

Joe Lepsche

Upper Levee: Memories of Its People and Its Place in St. Paul History Author: Joe Lepsche This is a very useful survey of human activity at St. Paul’s lesser-known river levee. We get Hays/Phelan, the First Minnesota, Anthony Yoerg, Nina Clifford, The Bucket of Blood, the…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1995: “The Great Railway Excursion of 1854—‘The Most Notable Event of the Year'”

Virginia Brainard Kunz

The Great Railway Excursion of 1854—‘The Most Notable Event of the Year Author: Virginia Brainard Kunz The completion, in 1854, of the first railroad line to the Mississippi to Rock Island, Ill., provoked an excursion of more than 1,200 people upriver to the head of navigation, St. Paul. It was…