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Ramsey County History – Fall 1968: “Bernheimer Block Is Gone But Memories Linger On”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Bernheimer Block Is Gone But Memories Linger On The Bernheimer Block, on East Third Street (now Kellogg Boulevard) at the corner with Minnesota, was built in 1859. It was the site of many noteworthy events: the first Civil War enlistments; the first velocipede demonstrations; one of the first…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1968: “‘Salubrious Minnesota’—Kohlman’s Hotel and the Resort Era”

Jerome O. Schueler

 ‘Salubrious Minnesota’—Kohlman’s Hotel and the Resort Era Author: Jerome O. Schueler “People came out in these tally-hos (double-decked, horse-drawn carriages), on horseback, and in surreys with the fringe on top” to Kohlman’s Hotel on Lake Gervais in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Kohlman’s had a…

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1968: “Forgotten Pioneers: Stephen Desnoyer”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Forgotten Pioneers: Stephen Desnoyer Stephen Desnoyer (1805–1877) operated a saloon and hotel on the old ox cart trail from Pembina to St. Paul. The site was later occupied by the Shriners Children’s Hospital. He came to St. Paul in 1845 and died there in 1877. The Desnoyer Park neighborhood…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1968: “Silver Lake Childhood – Revisited”

William F. Morgan

Silver Lake Childhood – Revisited Author: William F. Morgan A very brief memoir of the author’s childhood spent at Silver Lake in North St. Paul. PDF of Morgan article…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1968: “Spring Wagons and No Roads: A Pioneer Family’s Sunday”

Lillie Gibbs LeVesconte

Spring Wagons and No Roads: A Pioneer Family’s Sunday Author: Lillie Gibbs LeVesconte A short reminiscence left by the youngest child (born 1865) of Jane and Heman Gibbs about Sundays in the 1870s in St. Anthony Park and the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.

Ramsey County History – Spring 1968: “Ramsey County’s German Americans: Their Struggle with Pride and Prejudice”

Sister John Christine Wolkerstorfer

Ramsey County’s German Americans: Their Struggle with Pride and Prejudice Author: Sister John Christine Wolkerstorfer Throughout most of the modern history of Ramsey County, Germans have comprised the largest ethnic group. This article covers many aspects of German immigration to Ramsey County and the participation of German…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1968: “In North St. Paul: Boom, Boom, Bust, Come-back!”

Edward J. Lettermann

In North St. Paul: Boom, Boom, Bust, Come-back! Author: Edward J. Lettermann North St. Paul was an early planned community, first residential, then industrial. Just as industrial development seemed to be taking hold, the Panic of 1893 came along. Still, developer of North St. Paul (and historian)…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1968: “Forgotten Pioneers: William Randall”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Forgotten Pioneers: William Randall William Randall (1806–1861) came to St. Paul from New York and became the city’s first millionaire, mostly in real estate. He was ruined in the Panic of 1857 and died four years later at fifty-five. He was a man of great energy and a big…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1968: “From A Pioneer Farmer: Memories of Those Early Years Make ‘A Chill Run Up My Back’”

John D. Schofield

From A Pioneer Farmer: Memories of Those Early Years Make ‘A Chill Run Up My Back’ Author: John D. Schofield “The days were too short for the work that must be done, the nights too short for the needed rest.” John Schofield came to St. Paul in…