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Ramsey County History Winter 2023

Paul Nelson, Eleta Pierce, Dave Riehle

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 Link to download PDF of RCHS Winter 2023 Magazine Articles in this Issue: The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson Growing Up in St. Paul: My Harley Grandma Mary Eileen Kehoe and the St.

Ramsey County History Winter 2023: Children’s Preventorium

Paul Nelson

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson History is challenging to piece together, but author Paul Nelson got lucky as he profiled the Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County at Lake Owasso. Thanks to elders who once lived there as…

Ramsey County History Winter 2023: My Harley Grandma

Eleta Pierce

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 Growing Up in St. Paul: My Harley Grandma Mary Eileen Kehoe and the St. Paul Motorcycle Escort Club Author: Eleta Pierce When friends introduced Mary Kehoe, fresh out of high school in 1944, to the world of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, it didn’t take…

Ramsey County History Winter 2023: Arrival of the Birds

Dave Riehle

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 Arrival of the Birds: The (Almost) Incredible 1897 Central High School Bird Observation Author: Dave Riehle In the late nineteenth century, it wasn’t uncommon for boys (or amateur ornithology enthusiasts) to take down birds with slingshots or help themselves to unhatched eggs—many…

March of the Governors #23: Hjalmar Petersen

Paul Nelson and Tyler Taylor

March of the Governors, Governor #23 Hjalmar Petersen (Series Podcast #24) Hjalmar Petersen (1890-1968) holds many distinctions as a governor of Minnesota: our only Dane, our only Hjalmar, our last immigrant (so far), our only governor from Askov (so far), and the…

History Revealed: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Vision

Dr. Walter Greason

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision of Freedom in American Memory” with Dr. Walter Greason History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:00 pm Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library The study of Martin…

March of the Governors #22: Floyd B. Olson

Paul Nelson, Fred Johnson, and Tom Beer

March of the Governors #22 Floyd Bjornstjerne Olson (Series Podcast #23) By age thirty, Floyd Bjornstjerne Olson (1891-1936) had been a shabbos goy, a college dropout, a stevedore, and a Wobbly. By age forty, he had served ten years as Hennepin County…

Great Episodes in Gibbs History: The Lost Gibbs House Unearthed

Janie Bender, Sammy Nelson

Dig in to Great Episodes of Gibbs History on YouTube with Gibbs Farm Site Director Sammy Nelson. This episode focuses on the archeological dig of the Gibbs Farm sod dugout site. YouTube Link…

History Revealed: Activist Roots

Adam Bledsoe

The Activist Roots of the Everyday: Histories of African American Activism in the Twin Cities with Adam Bledsoe History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022 YouTube Video Our everyday spaces are created from the political efforts of everyday people. Dr. Adam Bledsoe…