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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…

History Revealed: We Are Meant to Rise

Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Suleiman Adan, Marcie Rendon and Kevin Yang

We Are Meant to Rise With Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Suleiman Adan, Marcie Rendon and Kevin Yang History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library. We Are…

The March of Governors, Governor #9, Lucius F. Hubbard

Paul Nelson and Fred Johnson

Possessing little more than a drive to be a success, 21-year-old Lucius F. Hubbard reached Red Wing in spring 1857. Unimposing in size and stature, the clean-shaven, boyish New York-born newcomer appeared a long shot to make it on the rugged Minnesota frontier. But by age thirty,…

Mairs & Power at 90: A Rich History, A Bright Future

Dave Beal

Over the last nine decades, nearly all the firms in the tumultuous and unforgiving financial services industry have been rolled up, split up, spun out, or blown up. A shining exception: St. Paul’s Mairs & Power, the oldest continuously independent investment management firm in Minnesota and one of relatively few…

History Revealed: Jean Follett

Melissa Rachleff Burtt

A Little-Known Story: Jean Follett, Women Artists, and the St. Paul School of Art With Melissa Rachleff Burtt History Revealed Series Program Date: December 14, 2021 YouTube Video Jean Follett grew up on the East Side of St. Paul, served in the U.S. military…