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History Revealed: Upper Post Fort Snelling

Jeremy Nienow

Archaeological Monitoring at Upper Post Fort Snelling With Jeremy Nienow, PhD History Revealed Series Program Date: September 28, 2021 Video on YouTube Archaeologist Jeremy Nienow, Ph.D., RPA of Nienow Cultural Consultants, presented his company’s ongoing archaeological work at Fort Snelling’s Upper Post. Nienow…

Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling

Reviewer: Matthew W. Wright

2022 Minnesota Book Award Winner Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling Hampton Smith St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021 256 pages; hardcover; $34.95 The past six years have seen the publication of two new histories of Fort Snelling…

The March of Governors, Governor #6, Horace Austin

Paul Nelson and Ken Peterson

The second of four Minnesota governors from St. Peter, Horace Austin, was the state’s first governor to directly confront the increased power of railroads, the state’s most powerful business force. Noted for being honest and straight forward, Austin succeeded in regulating their rates after being reelected in 1871…

History Revealed: A Private Wilderness

David Backes

A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson with David Backes History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 Video on YouTube David Backes shared the personal diaries of one of America’s best-loved naturalists, revealing his difficult and inspiring path to finding…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2021: “How It Started; How It’s Going: Land O’Lakes Celebrates Ten Decades of Innovation”

Karen Mellott-Fosier

How It Started; How It’s Going: Land O’Lakes Celebrates Ten Decades of Innovation Author: Karen Mellott-Fosier Arden Hills-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. celebrates a milestone birthday in 2021. A century ago on June 7, 1921, representatives from 320 of the state’s co-op creameries gathered in the old state capitol…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2021: “Growing Up Hmong in the Twin Cities: Gatherings from Before”

Kao Kalia Yang

Growing Up Hmong in the Twin Cities: Gatherings from Before Author: Kao Kalia Yang Large and extended family gatherings are a steadfast tradition for members of the Hmong community in the Twin Cities area. St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang reflects on these familial celebrations where aunties and…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2021: “The Aesthetics of Bridge Design: A Paean to Two of St. Paul’s Elegant Park Bridges”

Christine Podas-Larson

The Aesthetics of Bridge Design: A Paean to Two of St. Paul’s Elegant Park Bridges Author: Christine Podas-Larson It is said that bridges have the power to define the character of a city. Today in St. Paul, 320 bridges carry and connect motor vehicles, trains, and bicyclists, runners,…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2021: Book Review

Mary Lethert Wingerd

Summer 2021 Book Review PDF of Book Review…

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History Revealed: Turning Points

Greg Poferl

Turning Points: Never Give Up On Anyone, Especially Yourself With Greg Proferl History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 Video on YouTube The East Side Freedom Library and the Ramsey County Historical Society invite you to our monthly “History Revealed” program featuring…