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Ramsey County History – Special 1976: “Minnesota Art and Artists: A Pictorial History, 1820–1914”

Rena Neumann Coen

Minnesota Art and Artists: A Pictorial History, 1820–1914 Author: Rena Neumann Coen Excerpts from the author’s book, Painting and Sculpture in Minnesota (1976), which was a Bicentennial project, along with an exhibit at the University of Minnesota Gallery. Nineteenth-century American artists, such as Seth Eastman and George Catlin, memorialized…

Ramsey County History – Special 1976: “Board of Directors”

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Spring/Summer 1975: “James J. Hill: A Search for the Man Behind the Legend”

Virginia Brainard Kunz

James J. Hill: A Search for the Man Behind the Legend Author: Virginia Brainard Kunz Late in his life James J. Hill remarked, “I’ve made my mark on the surface of the earth and they [the U.S. Supreme Court] can’t wipe it out.” He knew he’d been a titan.

Ramsey County History – Spring/Summer 1975: “Fences”

Lansing Shepard

Fences Author: Lansing Shepard An essay on fences, followed by a two-page photo essay (11 images, historical and contemporary) of fences and fence-building. PDF of Shepard article…

Ramsey County History – Spring/Summer 1975: “How St. Paul Came to Lose the “Red River War””

Dennis Hoffa

How St. Paul Came to Lose the “Red River War” Author: Dennis Hoffa The Selkirk or Red River Colony, later Winnipeg, so far from St. Paul, was a vital source of commerce and wealth in the city’s first few decades. Starting in 1844, the ox carts trundled south laden…

Ramsey County History – Spring/Summer 1975: “Volstead and Prohibition: A Roaring ’20’s Memoir”

Helen Warren Pfleger as told to George A. Rea

Volstead and Prohibition: A Roaring ’20’s Memoir                                                                                       …

Ramsey County History – Spring/Summer 1975: “Board of Directors”

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1974: “John Ayd’s Grist Mill and Reserve Township History”

Donald Empson

John Ayd’s Grist Mill and Reserve Township History Author: Donald Empson Ayd Mill Road takes its name from John Ayd, a German immigrant, who bought 160 acres bounded by present-day Lexington, Victoria, St. Clair, and Randolph avenues in 1854. There in 1860 he built the only grist mill and…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1974: “The Necessities of Life, Available Early on the Frontier”

Kevin Galvin

The Necessities of Life, Available Early on the Frontier Author: Kevin Galvin Six businesses operating downtown in 1859 were still in actively running in 1974. The author traces their histories. Philip Fabel began selling handmade shoes in 1856. His descendants still run the store. Albrecht Furs began in 1855,…