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Ramsey County History – Spring 1966: “A Pioneer Farmer and the Civil and Indian Wars”

Coates Bull

A Pioneer Farmer and the Civil and Indian Wars Excerpts from Coates Bull’s letter describing how his father was caught up in the US Dakota War of 1862 and an uncle’s service in the Civil War. PDF of Pioneer Farmers…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1965: “The Story of White Bear Lake: Hardship and Struggle in a Rugged Wilderness”

Nancy L. Woolworth

The Story of White Bear Lake: Hardship and Struggle in a Rugged Wilderness Author: Nancy L. Woolworth This article covers the town’s first fourteen years, 1849–1862. The first settler in 1849, the official opening for claims in 1850, James Goodhue’s stories of a land boom, the first…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1965: “Foolish and Childlike or Fierce and Savage? St. Paul’s Early Settlers and the Indians Among Them”

Edward J. Lettermann

Foolish and Childlike or Fierce and Savage? St. Paul’s Early Settlers and the Indians Among Them Author: Edward J. Lettermann “In the history of America, the relationship of white man to Indian has swung wildly between cordial and aggressively hostile. . . . Whites seem to regard…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1965: “‘Floating Down the River…:’ Today’s Boaters See Landmarks As Pioneers Once Viewed Them”

Frances Bruce Shepherd

‘Floating Down the River…:’ Today’s Boaters See Landmarks As Pioneers Once Viewed Them Author: Frances Bruce Shepherd Frances Bruce Shepherd surveys the history of fifty-three miles of the Upper Mississippi, from St. Anthony Falls to Red Wing, with history and observations for each stop along the way:…

Ramsey County History – Fall 1965: “Board of Directors”

Ramsey County Historical Society

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Ramsey County History – Spring 1965: “Can History Come Alive? In Its Historic Sites, Nation Finds Its Roots”

Elmer L. Andersen

Can History Come Alive? In Its Historic Sites, Nation Finds Its Roots Author: Elmer L. Andersen Elmer L. Andersen, a former governor of Minnesota, surveys historic preservation efforts in Minnesota and elsewhere. The loss of Ignatius Donnelly’s house in Nininger is contrasted with the preservation of the Alexander Ramsey…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1965: “St. Paul’s Stately Old Buildings—Going, Going, Almost Gone”

Georgia Ray DeCoster

St. Paul’s Stately Old Buildings—Going, Going, Almost Gone Author: Georgia Ray DeCoster “American cities are threatened by a steady dilution of historic character and architectural personality. . . . Therefore, it is time to establish once and for all the economic merits of the case for preserving…

Ramsey County History – Spring 1965: “A Fateful Decade—The Negroes in Minnesota and the Role They Played”

Earl Spangler

A Fateful Decade—The Negroes in Minnesota and the Role They Played Author: Earl Spangler The decade mentioned in the title was 1850–1860. Though African Americans in Minnesota (most of them living in Ramsey County) were few at this time, their presence brought the national issues of race…