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Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “Early Explorers’ Trails Criss-Crossed Today’s’ Ramsey County”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Early Explorers’ Trails Criss-Crossed Today’s’ Ramsey County Author: Alan R. Woolworth A summary of the deeds of explorers who passed through or near Ramsey County (the piece in fact covers Minnesota generally) before 1840, including LeSueur, Carver, Hennepin, Pike, Long, Cass, Schoolcraft, and Nicollet. PDF…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “Restless, Troubled Opportunist: Portrait of a Pioneer Photographer”

Henry Hall

Restless, Troubled Opportunist: Portrait of a Pioneer Photographer Author: Henry Hall William H. Illingworth, born 1844, came to St. Paul in 1850 and became a professional photographer in 1867. A pioneer of outdoor wet-plate photography, he went on an expedition with Custer in 1874, then illicitly sold…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “The Saga of Charley Pitts’ Body”

Lillie Gibbs LeVesconte

The Saga of Charley Pitts’ Body Charley Pitts was part of the James-Younger gang that robbed the First National Bank in Northfield in September 1876. He was killed by a posse two weeks later. His body was exhibited at the Minnesota Capitol. What became of it after that? In…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “Forgotten Pioneers: Rose Township”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Forgotten Pioneers: Rose Township Roseville takes its name from Minnesota pioneer Isaac Rose, but he never lived there. A soldier and farmer, Rose came to St. Paul in 1843 and farmed mostly in what became the Merriam Park neighborhood. He once owned the land now occupied by Macalester…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “Time, Luck, Stamina—Pioneers Needed Them All When Seeking a Farm”

Ramsey County Historical Society

Time, Luck, Stamina—Pioneers Needed Them All When Seeking a Farm Coates P. Bull of St. Paul, age ninety-three, recalls the story of how his parents came to Minneapolis in 1857, found and bought farm land at what became 50th Street and France Avenue in Edina, and began farm…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “Minnesota Waterways”

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Minnesota Waterways PDF of Minnesota Waterways…

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: Board of Directors

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Ramsey County History – Fall 1966: “Encamped at Fairgrounds, Minnesota Troops Fight Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1898”

Herbert F.R. Plass

Encamped at Fairgrounds, Minnesota Troops Fight Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1898 Author: Herbert F.R. Plass Some 180 members of the 12th, 14th, and 15th Minnesota Infantry Regiments who had been recruited to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 contracted typhoid at an encampment at the Minnesota…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1966: “Random Recollections—45 Years as a School Board Member”

Robert M. Jordan

Random Recollections—45 Years as a School Board Member Author: Robert M. Jordan Robert M. Jordan served as a rural school board chair in northern Ramsey County from 1919 to 1964. He presided over the transition from a one-room school house to a consolidated district, District 623, with…