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Ramsey County History Summer 2023 – Tribute to John Milton

John Lindley

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 A Tribute to John Watson Milton Author: John Lindley John Watson Milton, a longtime member of the Ramsey County Historical Society Editorial Board, passed away July 3, 2023, following a long illness. RCHS Editor Emeritus John Lindley spent time reflecting on our esteemed…

Ramsey County History Summer 2023 – ERA

Dave Beal, Lowell Benson, Don Hall, Jay Pfaender, and Chad Roberts

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 Honoring WWII Codebreakers and the Founding of Engineering Research Associates Authors: Dave Beal, Lowell Benson, Don Hall, Jay Pfaender, and Chad Roberts Several years ago, Jay Pfaender, a St. Paul businessman and member of the Ramsey County Historical Society Editorial Board, introduced…

March of the Governors #30: Special Edition Billy Williams

Frank White, Paul Nelson

March of the Governors Special Edition: Billy Williams March of the Governors Series Podcast #30 William F. (Billy) Williams never served as Minnesota’s governor, but he served more Minnesota governors than any public servant in our state’s history. He caught the eye of…

History Revealed: Italians on St. Paul’s East Side

John Andreozzi

Italians on Saint Paul’s East Side John Andreozzi History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Ramsey County Libraries Italians have had a significant presence in St. Paul.  Although there were…

March of the Governors #27: Luther Youngdahl

Tom Beer, Paul Nelson

March of the Governors Podcast Governor #27: Luther Youngdahl Series Podcast #29 From his youth, Luther Youngdahl (b. 1896) aspired to be a judge, and he succeeded: Minneapolis Municipal Court (1930-1936), Hennepin County District Court (1936-1942), Minnesota Supreme Court…

History Revealed: Nature’s Crossroads

George Vrtis and Christopher W. Wells

Nature’s Crossroads: The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota: A Wide-Ranging Environmental and Historical Study of the Evolution of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Area With George Vrtis and Christopher W. Wells History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023 YouTube Video In…

March of the Governors #26: Edward Thye

Paul Nelson and Ken Petersen

March of the Governors, Governor #26 Edward John Thye (Series Podcast #28) Edward John Thye (1896-1969) was called Minnesota’s “farmer-governor,” and aptly so. He was born on a farm in South Dakota, grew up on a farm near Northfield, maintained his own…

History Revealed: The Hormel Strike

Peter Rachleff

The Hormel Strike of 1985-1986: Historical Perspectives with Peter Rachleff History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023 YouTube Video In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library. In August 1985 the nation’s attention turned to Austin,…

Ramsey County History Spring 2023

Frank M. White, Matt Goff, Johannes R. Allert

Volume 58, Number 1: Spring 2023 Link to download PDF of RCHS Spring 2023 Magazine Articles in this Issue: From a Star on the Baseball Diamond to a Star at the Minnesota State Capitol: Billy Williams Author: Frank M. White A Slow…