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March of the Governors, Governor #11, William Merriam

Tom O'Connell and Paul Nelson

William Merriam (1849-1931) was the first Minnesota governor born into wealth and the first to break an unwritten code of the Minnesota Republican Party when he wrested the party’s nomination from the incumbent governor, Andrew McGill, in 1888. He proved a much better vote-getter than McGill (that…

History Revealed: Scottie Primus Davis

Mary K. Boyd, Chester C. Owens Jr. and Steve Trimble

Scottie Primus Davis: A Story Forgotten to Time With Mary K. Boyd, Chester C. Owens Jr. and Steve Trimble Moderated by Meredith Cummings, RCHS Editor History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side…

Ramsey County History – Winter 1990: Book Review

Ramsey County Historical Society

Kenneth Maitland Davies, To the Last Man: The Chronicle of the 135th Infantry Regiment of Minnesota (St. Paul: Ramsey County Historical Society, 1982). PDF of Book Review…

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Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: “Fifty Years of Friendship Connected in Community Service: The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated”

Marion Jones Kennon

Fifty Years of Friendship Connected in Community Service: The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Author: Marion Jones Kennon In 1972, sixteen women joined in friendship and service to charter the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Today, their chapter is one of 292 across most…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: “‘We Learn What We Live and Live What We Learn:’ Growing Up at 1022 Rondo Avenue”

Marion Jones Kennon

“We Learn What We Live and Live What We Learn:” Growing Up at 1022 Rondo Avenue Author: Marion Jones Kennon When reflecting on our lives, our childhood memories often stand out with clarity. For St. Paul-native Marion Jones Kennon, it’s the remembrance of long-ago days growing up…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: Forgotten to Time? The Search for Scottie Primus Davis

Steve Trimble and Scottie P. Davis

Forgotten to Time? The Search for Scottie Primus Davis Author: Steve Trimble It is said that a supportive family, caring friends, and strong mentors can influence the person we become. Such was the case with young Scottie Primus Davis, who spent her formative years in St. Paul, Minnesota.

History Revealed: Harriet Scott

Jane Henderson

Settler Colonialism Seen Through the Life of Harriet Scott With Jane Henderson History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library. Scholars of institutionalized racism have used the term…

March of the Governors, Governor #10, Andrew McGill

Paul Nelson and Tom OConnell

Andrew McGill (1840-1905), our tenth governor, served one tumultuous term in office after thirteen years as state insurance commissioner. Because of divisions in the Republican Party and the strength of his main opponent, Alonzo Ames, he won by only 2,600 votes in the election of 1886. After…

History Revealed: The Story of St. Paul

Bill Lindeke

Making Minnesota, The Story of St. Paul with Bill Lindeke History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library The Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the…