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Ramsey County History – Spring 1979: “The Liberated Woman Patrick O’Brien Married”

Michael Maher

The Liberated Woman Patrick O’Brien Married Author: Michael Maher Fannie Higgins worked in her youth as a dressmaker in Hudson, Wisconsin. The same cache of family letters that inspired the previous article about Patrick O’Brien also yields a portrait of Fannie Higgins and her times. She was independent, a…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1971: “Wife, Mother—Doing the Work Of Six: ‘For The Sake Of Being Supported’”

Bonnis Ellis

Wife, Mother—Doing the Work Of Six: ‘For The Sake Of Being Supported’                                                                             …

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1971: “Wife, Mother—Doing the Work Of Six: ‘For The Sake Of Being Supported’”

Bonnie Ellis

Wife, Mother—Doing the Work Of Six: ‘For The Sake Of Being Supported’ Author: Bonnie Ellis Women’s work in the late nineteenth century—cleaning, cooking, mending, ironing, slopping, sewing, planning—to say nothing (and nothing is said) of child care. The article describes in some detail the physical work of homemaking in…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1966: “‘Reminiscences of a Lady in the Vicinity of St. Paul:’ A Sioux Medicine Dance and a Perilous Journey”

Ellen Rice Hollinshead

‘Reminiscences of a Lady in the Vicinity of St. Paul:’ A Sioux Medicine Dance and a Perilous Journey Author: Ellen Rice Hollinshead This is an 1892 reminiscence written by the daughter of Edmund Rice and the niece of Henry M. Rice about her experiences in early Minnesota.

Ramsey County History – Spring 1965: “A Fateful Decade—The Negroes in Minnesota and the Role They Played”

Earl Spangler

A Fateful Decade—The Negroes in Minnesota and the Role They Played Author: Earl Spangler The decade mentioned in the title was 1850–1860. Though African Americans in Minnesota (most of them living in Ramsey County) were few at this time, their presence brought the national issues of race…