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Ramsey County History – Spring 2002: “A Memoir: A Temporary Shelter for Six Under 12—St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Home”

Janet Postlewaite Sands

A Memoir: A Temporary Shelter for Six Under 12—St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphan Home Author: Janet Postlewaite Sands The author recalls the family circumstances that brought her and her siblings to St. Joseph’s Orphanage at 1458 Randolph in 1945 and what it was like during her stay there. The six…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2001: “Attacked by a Starving Wolf—Four Sisters of St. Joseph And Their Mission To St. Paul: Patience, Courage, Joyfulness in a Crude Log Cabin”

Sister Ann Thomasine Sampson

Attacked by a Starving Wolf—Four Sisters of St. Joseph And Their Mission To St. Paul: Patience, Courage, Joyfulness in a Crude Log Cabin Author: Sister Ann Thomasine Sampson In November of 1851 four young nuns of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet arrived in the dreary hamlet of St.

Ramsey County History – Summer 1998: “A Win at Wimbledon in 1959: Links, Courts, Lanes, Diamonds—Ramsey County’s Women Athletes and Their History of Success”

Kathleen C. Ridder

A Win at Wimbledon in 1959: Links, Courts, Lanes, Diamonds—Ramsey County’s Women Athletes and Their History of Success Author Kathleen C. Ridder North Ender Jean Havlish played pro baseball in the 1950s, then won a national amateur bowling title in 1964, then she turned pro. Jean Arthur, unseeded at Wimbledon…

Rasmey County History – Fall 1997: “Speakers, Style Shows, and 12,000 Shoppers: The Women’s Institute and How It Revived Downtown St. Paul”

Kathleen C. Ridder

Speakers, Style Shows, and 12,000 Shoppers: The Women’s Institute and How It Revived Downtown St. Paul Author: Kathleen C. Ridder “The mission of the Women’s Institute, created in 1939 . . . was to generate retail business in St. Paul by actively encouraging women to shop in the city.” And…

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…

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Norma Sommerdorf

No Grass Beneath Her Feet: Harriet Bishop and Her Life in Minnesota Author: Norma Sommerdorf Harriet Bishop came to St. Paul in 1847 and died there in 1883. In that time she taught school, dealt in real estate, married and divorced, wrote books and poetry, and organized the Women’s Christian…

Dahcotah: or Life and Legends of the Sioux around Fort Snelling

Mary Henderson Eastman, Illustrations by Seth Eastman

First published in 1849, this book presents an unparalleled glimpse into Dakota customs by a writer who had the advantage of long-term residency among the Dakota people. The wife of army officer and illustrator Seth Eastman, Mary Eastman gathered the material for the book during the couple’s seven years at…

Ramsey County History – Summer 1994: “When Women’s Work Was Rarely Done?”

Tamara C. Truer

When Women’s Work Was Rarely Done? Author: Tamara C. Truer A careful look back at the lives of the women who lived on Ramsey County’s market garden farms during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For most of these farm women, housework and care for their families filled their…

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Ramsey County History – Summer 1992: “The Junior League’s First 75 Years: Follies, ‘Friendly Visiting’ and Women’s Changing Roles”

Gareth O. Peterson

The Junior League’s First 75 Years: Follies, ‘Friendly Visiting’ and Women’s Changing Roles Author: Gareth O. Peterson The national Junior League began in 1901; the St. Paul chapter in 1917. Its mission was to find volunteers workers for social good. In its first few decades, it concentrated on…