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Ramsey County History – Spring 1998: “Growing Up in St. Paul: Dawn to Dusk: Grand Hill and Its Grand Fourth of July Extravaganza”

Charlotte McKendree Wright Lewis

Growing Up in St. Paul: Dawn to Dusk: Grand Hill and Its Grand Fourth of July Extravaganza Author: Charlotte McKendree Wright Lewis This memoir begins around 1960. The author and her childhood chums organized elaborate Fourths—games, parades, speeches, posters, and more games in her Summit Hill neighborhood. PDF…

Ramsey County History – Winter 1998: “Growing Up in St. Paul: From Amerika to America: Alma Crosses the Border”

John W. Larson

Growing Up in St. Paul: From Amerika to America: Alma Crosses the Border Author: John W. Larson This memoir of the author’s grandmother illuminates the lives of Swedish immigrants, life on the East Side (Oak Park and Hazel Park), Ames School, the Harvester Works, People’s Church, the Swedish Lutheran Church,…

Jane Gibbs: Little Bird That Was Caught

Anne E. Neuberger, Illustrations by Tessie Bundick

In 1834, five-year old Jane was placed into a covered wagon to travel with a family she did not know. The Stevens–a missionary family–took her through great woods and savannahs, boating across Lake Michigan and up rivers until they reached Minnesota. While the Stevens were building a log cabin, Jane…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1997: “19th Century Technology and a Field Engineer’s Canadian Travels”

Robert F. Garland

19th Century Technology and a Field Engineer’s Canadian Travels Author: Robert F. Garland The author’s grandfather, Rob Garland, was a field representative for St. Paul’s Waterous Co., a maker of heavy equipment such as fire engines. His 1898 field notes form the basis for this article. Garland was then based…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1997: “‘A Beautiful, High-Minded Woman:’ Emily Gilman Noyes and Woman Suffrage”

Rhoda R. Gilman

‘A Beautiful, High-Minded Woman:’ Emily Gilman Noyes and Woman Suffrage Author: Rhoda R. Gilman Emily Gilman Noyes was born into an influential New York family, later moved to St. Paul and became part of still another, the family owning the Noyes Brothers Cutler wholesale firm. She was a crucial member…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1997: “Growing Up in St. Paul: A Childhood Revisited: The State Fish Hatchery and a Collision of the Past with the Present”

Muriel Mix Hawkins

Growing Up in St. Paul: A Childhood Revisited: The State Fish Hatchery and a Collision of the Past with the Present Author: Muriel Mix Hawkins The author grew up in the old fish hatchery, beneath Dayton’s Bluff. She and her brother visited the mostly deserted site in 1987. This memoir…

Ramsey County History – Summer 1997: “Growing Up in St. Paul: West Seventh Street: Czechs, Slovaks, Bohemians, and Kolache Dough Rising in the Warm Attic”

Emily {anushka Erickson

Growing Up in St. Paul: West Seventh Street: Czechs, Slovaks, Bohemians, and Kolache Dough Rising in the Warm Attic Author: Emily Panushka Erickson A memoir of growing up in one of St. Paul’s ethnic neighborhoods in the early twentieth century (the author was born in 1900). Quite a few of…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1997: “Growing Up in St. Paul: The Milkman, the Iceman, and Ice Chips in the Sawdust at the Bottom of the Wagon”

Ruth F. Brin

Growing Up in St. Paul: The Milkman, the Iceman, and Ice Chips in the Sawdust at the Bottom of the Wagon Author: Ruth F. Brin The author was born in 1921 in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. She grew up in a prosperous Jewish family. This memoir conveys the times—the Swedish milkman…

Ramsey County History – Winter 1997: “Growing Up in St. Paul: Everyone Knew the Rules for the Rites of Passage and Transportation Was Mainly on Foot”

Brenda Raudenbush

Growing Up in St. Paul: Everyone Knew the Rules for the Rites of Passage and Transportation Was Mainly on Foot Author: Brenda Raudenbush The author grew up in St. Paul in the 1940s and ‘50s. “To every child . . . the very bricks, dogs, and all growing things of…