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Ramsey County History – Spring 2011: “For the Good of the Order: The Ad Man Becomes the ‘Senator from Ramsey'”

John Watson Milton

For the Good of the Order: The Ad Man Becomes the “Senator from Ramsey” Author: John Watson Milton Former State Senator John Milton provides an account of the early political career of the late Nicholas David (Nick) Coleman, the Minnesota Senate majority leader. Coleman (1925–1981) enjoyed a productive career…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2010: “‘It Was Like Living in a Small Town:’ Three St. Paul Neighborhoods That Worked: Dayton’s Bluff, Payne Avenue, and Arcade Street in the 1940s and ‘50s “

Steven C. Trimble

“It Was Like Living in a Small Town” Three St. Paul Neighborhoods That Worked: Dayton’s Bluff, Payne Avenue, and Arcade Street in the 1940s and ‘50s  Author: Steven C. Trimble The three neighborhoods that abutted the industrial complex on St. Paul’s East Side developed as the city expanded outward…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2010: “Growing Up in St. Paul: The CCC, Flying Hands, and the Armistice Day Blizzard”

Norman C. Horton Sr.

Growing Up in St. Paul: The CCC, Flying Hands, and the Armistice Day Blizzard Author: Norman C. Horton Sr. Norman Horton’s family moved to St. Paul at the onset of the Great Depression eking out an existence and moving often. After graduation from high school, Horton served in the…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2009: “St. Paul’s Biggest Party: The Grand Army of the Republic’s 1896 National Encampment”

Moira F. Harris and Leo J. Harris

St. Paul’s Biggest Party: The Grand Army of the Republic’s 1896 National Encampment Authors: Moira F. Harris and Leo J. Harris After the Civil War there had been annual Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) national conventions or “encampments” in many different cities. Between August 3 and September 4,…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2009: “Minnesota Politics and Irish Identity: Five Sons of Erin at the State Capitol”

John W. Milton

Minnesota Politics and Irish Identity: Five Sons of Erin at the State Capitol Author: John W. Milton The author, a former state senator, researched the five men of Irish extraction who are honored in the State Capitol. The first is “The Senator: Nicholas David Coleman (1925–1981),” a St. Paulite…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2009: “St. Paul Underground: History and Geology at Carver’s Cave”

Greg A. Brick

St. Paul Underground: History and Geology at Carver’s Cave Author: Greg A. Brick This is a survey of the history of St. Paul’s legendary Carver’s Cave from the time of its first visit by Europeans to the present day. The geologist Greg Brick discusses the changes to this spring-cut…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2008: “Our Courage and Cowards: The Controversy Surrounding Macalester College’s Neutrality and Peace Association, 1917”

Emily Skidmore

Our Courage and Cowards: The Controversy Surrounding Macalester College’s Neutrality and Peace Association, 1917 Author: Emily Skidmore When eighty students sent a petition to Woodrow Wilson in support of neutrality from the World War, Macalester College found itself enmeshed in what became a national controversy. The students formed a…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2007: “The Other Librarian: Clara Baldwin and the Public Library Movement in Minnesota”

Robert F. Garland

The Other Librarian: Clara Baldwin and the Public Library Movement in Minnesota Author: Robert F. Garland Clara Baldwin (1871–1951) was the state librarian from 1900 to 1936. She lived almost all her life in St. Paul and was part of a turn-of-the-century movement to establish public libraries throughout Minnesota.

Ramsey County History – Fall 2007: “Roseville’s ‘Lost Son’ Honored”

John M. Lindley

Roseville’s “Lost Son” Honored Author: John M. Lindley A short follow-up article to a Spring 2007 essay on early Roseville resident Benjamin Rose. Rose died while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, but his body was never returned. Until recently, it was unclear where his remains…