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March of the Governors, Governor #1, Henry Hastings Sibley

Paul Nelson and Ken Peterson

Henry Hastings Sibley Podcast Link This is the first in a new series of podcasts. We call it March of the Governors because we will examine the lives and careers of governors of the State of Minnesota, one by one. We start with our first governor, Henry…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2021: “We Represent:  Evolving Public Art at the Saint Paul City Hall – Ramsey County Courthouse”

Kristina Youso

We Represent:  Evolving Public Art at the Saint Paul City Hall – Ramsey County Courthouse Author: Kristina Youso On August 19, 2020, the public got its first look at four new 16’ x 5’ murals now on display in the council chambers of the Saint Paul City…

Council Chamber Artwork

City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Ramsey County Historical Society

Council Chamber Artwork Presentation Event Program Date: August 19, 2020 YouTube Video Presentation of the artwork for the Ramsey County Courthouse/Saint Paul City Hall Council Chambers. RCHS thanks the artists, the Art Selection Task Force, Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul for assisting…

History Revealed: Recent Archaeology

Jeremy Nienow, Bob Jensen, Barry Madore

Recent Archaeology in Ramsey County Dr. Jeremy Nienow and Bob Jensen, with Barry Madore History Revealed Series Program Date: July 23, 2020 YouTube Video In partnership with the Roseville Library. Archaeologist Jeremy Nienow discussed some of the findings from recent archaeological digs…

Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell

Reviewer: Paul Nelson

Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell Sue Leaf Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2020 280 pages; hardcover, 30 b&w plates, $29.95 Newton Horace Winchell deserves to be remembered. He was probably Minnesota’s greatest nineteenth-century scientist, a giant in not only geology but paleontology and…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2020: “Public Archaeology: Unearthing the Past in Ramsey County and Beyond”

Jeremy Nienow

Public Archaeology: Unearthing the Past in Ramsey County and Beyond Author: Jeremy L. Nienow Over the past few years, archaeologists and cultural resource management consultants like Jeremy Nienow occasionally open their doors to amateur help. This effort, known as public archaeology, allows those interested in culture and…

Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History

Reviewer: Mary Lethert Wingerd

Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, the Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History Gary Clayton Anderson Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019 384 pages; hardcover, 42 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, $32.95 Did we really need another book about the Dakota War? My response…

A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier

Reviewer: Meredith Cummings

A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2019 394 pages; hard cover; 22 b&w photos; $35 A Life on the Middle West’s Never Ending Frontier is a well-written and sometimes humorous and self-deprecating memoir by St. Paul native…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2018: “Charles and Elaine Eastman: Their Years in St. Paul, 1893–1898”

Teresa Swanson, Sydney Beane, and William Beane

Charles and Elaine Eastman: Their Years in St. Paul, 1893–1898 Authors: Teresa Swanson, Sydney Beane, and William Beane Born in 1858 in Minnesota, Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) survived the US Dakota War of 1862 and fled with his family to Canada, where he was raised in the…