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Ramsey County History – Spring 2002: “Donations and Their Own Pockets—An Orphanage’s Roots in 1869 St. Paul”

Paul D. Nelson

Donations and Their Own Pockets—An Orphanage’s Roots in 1869 St. Paul Author: Paul D. Nelson This article examines the St. Joseph’s Orphanage by looking at the experiences of the Postlewaite family. In the early days, it was a German institution which bought a forty-seven acre plot of land at…

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 – 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: “Growing Up in St. Paul: After Fifty Years, You Can Go Home Again”

Penny Payte McLeaish

Growing Up in St. Paul: After Fifty Years, You Can Go Home Again Author: Penny Payte McLeaish After returning to her hometown after a fifty-year absence, the writer finds several tokens from her girlhood in the Midway area. Among the buildings she locates that are still extant are the…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2000: “The Two Worlds of Jane Gibbs: The Gibbs Farm and the Santee Dakota”

Julie A. Humann

The Two Worlds of Jane Gibbs: The Gibbs Farm and the Santee Dakota Author: Julie A. Humann This article begins with how a young girl, Jane DeBow, and the Santee Dakota people came to know and learn about each other, starting in 1834 when she was living near the…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2000: “Growing Up In St. Paul: First a Tiny Starter Home; Then a New Post-War Suburb Beckoned”

Joanne Englund

Growing Up In St. Paul: First a Tiny Starter Home; Then a New Post-War Suburb Beckoned Author: Joanne Englund A memoir of family life on St. Paul’s East Side, then Roseville in the 1950s and 1960s. PDF of Growing Up in Saint Paul, Joanne Englund…

Ramsey County History – Summer 1999: “Growing Up in St. Paul: The Story of Life on the Farm in a Changing World with Changing Fortunes”

Samuel H. Morgan and Henry H. Morgan

Growing Up in St. Paul: The Story of Life on the Farm in a Changing World with Changing Fortunes Authors: Henry H. Morgan and Samuel H. Morgan This is an account of the authors’ mother’s side of the family on their large farm in what is today the Midway area…

Ramsey County History – Summer 1998: “A ‘Wicked Looking Revolver’ and $3,000 in Gold: F.R. Bigelow’s Dash to France to Rescue His Family from the Guns of August”

Frederic R. Bigelow

A ‘Wicked Looking Revolver’ and $3,000 in Gold: F.R. Bigelow’s Dash to France to Rescue His Family from the Guns of August Author: Frederic R. Bigelow It’s an adventure tale and a gripping one. The author was president of St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company in 1914 when his…

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Ramsey County History – Summer 1998: “Growing Up in St. Paul: Porches and Parties Around the Piano; A Year in the Life of Mary Etta Manship”

Margaret Manship

Growing Up in St. Paul: Porches and Parties Around the Piano; A Year in the Life of Mary Etta Manship Author: Margaret Manship “We sat on the porch all evening.” Selections from the summer 1898 to spring 1899 diary of 17-year-old Mary Etta Manship, sister of sculptor Paul Manship. “After…