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Ramsey County History Winter 2024

Nicole Foss, Linda Kohl, Krista Finstad Hanson, Renoir Gaither, Mary Lethert Wingerd

Volume 58, Number 4: Winter 2024 Link to download PDF of full issue of RCHS Winter 2024 Magazine Articles in this Issue: Architect of St. Paul’s West Side: H. Emil Strassburger Author: Nicole Foss Link to N. Foss article PDF Additional Resources:…

Ramsey County History Winter 2024: Community in Hamline Midway Neighborhood

Krista Finstad Hanson

Volume 58, Number 4: Winter 2024 It Takes a Village: Building Community in the Hamline Midway Neighborhood Author: Krista Finstad Hanson What happens when a historian/writer becomes a homeowner? When Krista Finstad Hanson and her husband purchased a bungalow on Englewood Avenue in 1997, she couldn’t help herself. She…

March of the Governors: Wendell Anderson

Ken Peterson and Paul Nelson

March of the Governors, Governor #33 Wendell Anderson (Series Podcast #35) Before an ignominious electoral end, Wendell “Wendy” Anderson was one of Minnesota’s most significant and popular governors. Born and raised on St. Paul’s East Side, he had been an Olympic hockey…

March of the Governors: Karl Fritjof Rolvaag

Tom Beer, Paul Nelson

March of the Governors, Governor #31 Karl Fritjof Rolvaag (Series Podcast #34) Karl Fritjof Rolvaag (1913-1990) grew up in Northfield, the son of acclaimed novelist Ole Rolvaag. Upon his father’s untimely death in 1931, Rolvaag roamed the West for five years, working…

March of the Governors #25: Harold Stassen

Paul Nelson with Ken Peterson

March of the Governors Harold Stassen, Governor #25 March of the Governors Podcast #27 Harold Stassen, Minnesota’s twenty-fifth governor, is among our most intriguing. He sprang to national attention as the state’s “Boy Governor,” elected in 1938 at…

March of the Governors, Governor #19 Joseph AA Burnquist

Paul Nelson and Fred Johnson

March of the Governors, Governor #19 Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (Series Podcast #20) Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (1879-1961), born in Dayton, Iowa, was destined for leadership from an early age. A star student and orator at Carleton, he was in the…

March of the Governors, Governor #18 Winfield Scott Hammond

Paul Nelson and Ken Peterson

March of the Governors, Governor #18 Winfield Scott Hammond (Series Podcast #19) Winfield Scott Hammond (1863-1915) was Minnesota’s eighteenth governor and the last of only four from the Democratic Party (decades before, by merger, it became the DFL.) He was the…

History Revealed: Scottie Primus Davis

Mary K. Boyd, Chester C. Owens Jr. and Steve Trimble

Scottie Primus Davis: A Story Forgotten to Time With Mary K. Boyd, Chester C. Owens Jr. and Steve Trimble Moderated by Meredith Cummings, RCHS Editor History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side…

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…