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Ramsey County History – Fall 1971: “Forgotten Pioneers: George Loomis Becker”

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Forgotten Pioneers: George Loomis Becker George Becker (1829–1904), like so many pioneer businessmen, was born in New York State and moved to St. Paul to seek his fortune, in his case in 1849. He was a lawyer and practiced with Edmund Rice, but he made his fortune in railroading, where he…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1971: “Irvine Park and Its Faded but Spendid Mansions”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Irvine Park and Its Faded but Splendid Mansions A two-page photo essay on Irvine Park. PDF of Irvine Park…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1971: “Rice Park—How It Changed!”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Rice Park—How It Changed! An account of the early years of Rice Park, which begins with the donation of the land for the park to the city and its early neglect. Later the importation of squirrels, the problems of cows, and rug-beating all had an impact on the park, but…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1971: Book Review

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Book Reviews Hayden L. Stright, Together: The Story of Church Cooperation in Minnesota (Minneapolis: T.S. Denison & Co. 1971). PDF of Book Review…

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1971: “Board of Directors”

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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 – Spring 1971: “Social Calls without a Bonnet! Park Residents Set Their Own Rules”

Dorothy Hozza

Social Calls without a Bonnet! Park Residents Set Their Own Rules Author: Dorothy Hozza A history of the development of Irvine Park, starting in 1849. Many prominent citizens lived on or near it, including Alexander Ramsey, Henry Moss, Abram Elfelt, Horace Bigelow, Joseph Forepaugh, William Spencer, Henry Carver, Frederick…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1971: “The Letters of Samuel Pond, Jr.—Exams: ‘The Terror of the Students’”

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The Letters of Samuel Pond, Jr.—Exams: ‘The Terror of the Students’ Samuel Pond Jr., attended the University of Minnesota in the 1870s and wrote many letters to his family. Those excerpted here were written in 1870. They deal with school matters, college activities, lectures and sermons, and Pond’s cross-country walks.