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Ramsey County History – Fall 1980: “Long Kate, Dutch Henriette and Mother Robinson: Three Madams in Post-Civil War St. Paul”

Joel E. Best

Long Kate, Dutch Henriette and Mother Robinson: Three Madams in Post-Civil War St. Paul Author: Joel E. Best According to the author, managing a brothel “offered a rare opportunity for a 19th century woman—a chance for a lower-class or working-class woman, beginning with little money and limited opportunities,…

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1980: “Aronovici’s Campaign to Clean Up St. Paul”

Gary Phelps

Aronovici’s Campaign to Clean Up St. Paul Author: Gary Phelps In the spring of 1917, the Amherst H. Wilder Charity hired the Romanian-born social scientist Dr. Carol Aronovici as its director of social services. He came to believe that the housing conditions in St. Paul were among the worst…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1980: “Closing of Mattocks School—End of an Era in Education”

Rachel A. Bonney

Closing of Mattocks School—End of an Era in Education Author: Rachel A. Bonney Reserve Township built the original Mattocks School in 1860 at the corner of Randolph and Snelling. The frame building was replaced by a limestone structure in 1871. First called Webster School, it was renamed for John…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1980: Board of Directors

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1980: “Oakland Cemetery: A Safe and Permanent Resting Place”

Robert Orr Baker

Oakland Cemetery: A Safe and Permanent Resting Place Author: Robert Orr Baker In 1853, the Oakland Cemetery Association was formed and bought forty acres at its current site. The city and county purchased a few acres for burial of the poor. The association added the nearby graveyard of Christ…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1980: Oakland Cemetery Map

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1980: “Oakland Cemetery Art”

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1980: Board of Directors

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Special 1979: “Murders Mar the Dawning of 1854”

Robert Orr Baker

Murders Mar the Dawning of 1854 Author: Robert Orr Baker An essay drawn from primary source material documenting events in the burgeoning town of St. Paul in 1854. Excerpts from St. Paul’s first newspapers relate to the town’s first murder, early businesses, transportation, entertainment, and other topics. Riverboats brought…