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Ramsey County History – Spring 1990: “The Wacouta in Two World Wars”

Thomas C. Buckley

The Wacouta in Two World Wars Author: Thomas C. Buckley After James Hill died the family sold the Wacouta. Under three different names, Harvard, Athinai, and Palermo, it served as a World War I patrol boat, a Greek passenger ship, an Italian naval vessel, and a Mediterranean commercial craft. It…

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1989: “A Pioneer Writes Home: Alexander Wilkin and 1850s St. Paul”

Ronald M. Hubbs

A Pioneer Writes Home: Alexander Wilkin and 1850s St. Paul Author: Ronald M. Hubbs Alexander Wilkin was an important early resident of St. Paul. Lawyer, speculator, politician, adventurer, he sought fortune and glory on the frontier. He got both, plus an early death in battle. Letters he wrote to…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1988: “Love and Marriage on the Old Frontier”

Edward Duffield Neill

Love and Marriage on the Old Frontier Author: Edward Duffield Neill This article consists of extracts from an address made by Edward Duffield Neill at Fort Snelling in 1889. Neill tells about romances born at the fort in olden days. Characters include Zachary Taylor, Seth Eastman, Joseph Plympton, and…

The Mississippi and St. Paul: A Short History of the City’s 150-Year Love Affair With Its River

Virginia Brainard Kunz

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1973: “A Revolutionary, a Scientist, and a Civil Rights Leader: 300 Years of Pioneering for St. Paul’s Colorful Markoes”        

Jeffrey H. Smith

A Revolutionary, a Scientist, and a Civil Rights Leader: 300 Years of Pioneering for St. Paul’s Colorful Markoes                                                                 …

Ramsey County History – Fall 1972: “Brave Men in Their Motor Machines–And the 1918 Forest Fire”

Arnold L. Luukkonen

Brave Men in Their Motor Machines–And the 1918 Forest Fire Author: Arnold L. Luukkonen The Minnesota Home Guard was created in 1917 to replace the Minnesota National Guard, which had been federalized for World War I. One of its components was the Motor Corps, made up of volunteers who…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1972: “Forgotten Pioneers- Josias R. King”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Forgotten Pioneers- Josias R. King Josias King is believed to have been the first to volunteer for service in the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment. The Civil War memorial statue just below the St. Paul Cathedral in Summit Park bears his likeness. The article, originally written for the Junior Pioneer Association,…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1971: “The Building of Old Fort Ripley and Its Links with St. Paul”

Robert Orr Baker

The Building of Old Fort Ripley and Its Links with St. Paul Author: Robert Orr Baker Fort Ripley was built at the confluence of the Crow Wing and Mississippi Rivers, primarily “to protect the Winnebago Indians who had been placed in the area as a buffer between the warring…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1970: “Smallpox, Malaria—W.R. Brown’s Civil War Diary: The War Within A War”

Virginaia Brainerd Kunz and James O Wall

Smallpox, Malaria—W.R. Brown’s Civil War Diary: The War Within A War Authors: Virginia Brainard Kunz and James O. Wall W. R. Brown enlisted in the Sixth Minnesota Infantry in 1862 at the age of 46. He served mostly in hospitals, in the field, at Fort Snelling, and in Helena,…