A History of the City of Saint Paul to 1875


Author: John Fletcher Williams
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873511599
Category: History
Page: 506
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J. Fletcher Williams' History of St. Paul, first published in 1876, is a thoroughly charming, intimate chronicle of the city's earliest years. The author spins tales of villains, heroes, dark deeds, and progress with wit, irony, and relish. Sprinkled among the careful descriptions of pioneers, city fathers, and important events is a healthy dose of trivia, oddities, and "firsts." Lucile M. Kane's introduction to this edition suggests that the book "to an unusual degree mirrors the man--with all his learning, passion for patient investigation, interest in people, exuberance, dramatic sense, humor, and affection for his adopted city." Minnesota residents, visitors, and students of history will enjoy this insider's view of small-town St. Paul in the 19th century.

The North Star State

A Minnesota History Reader
Author: Anne J. Aby
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873514446
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 486
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Two hundred years of Minnesota history spring to life in this lively and captivating collection of essays. THE NORTH STAR STATE encompasses the wide range of Minnesota's unique past -- from the Civil War to the World Wars, from frontier life to the age of technological innovation, from Dakota and Ojibwe history to the story of St Paul's black sleeping car porters, from lumber workers and truckers' strikes to the women's suffrage movement. In addition to investigative articles by the state's top historians, editor Anne Aby has assembled captivating first-person accounts from key moments in Minnesota history, including George Nelson's reminiscences of his years in the early nineteenth-century fur trade; the diary of Emily Goodridge Grey, an early African American settler; and Jasper N Searles's letters home from the Battle of First Bull Run. From the quintessential to the quirky, from the panoramic to the particular, these essays tell a fascinating history of our state.Culled from the best of the award-winning Minnesota History Magazine, the essays in THE NORTH STAR STATE are arranged in sections that focus on a particular aspect of life and culture, including race and ethnicity, politics and law, industry, war, labour, education, and other areas of inquiry central to understanding our state's unique history. These engaging sections invite readers to dip into topics of interest or read from cover to cover. Every article is thoroughly annotated and indexed, and a timeline quickly places the major events of the book into their proper context. Equally ideal as a gift or as a classroom companion, THE NORTH STAR STATE is excellent as an introduction to the state's history or as a compendium for the serious scholar. Contributors include Gary Clayton Anderson, Annette Atkins, Solon J Buck, Priscilla K Buffalohead, Benjamin Filene, Sherri Gebert Fuller, Rhoda Gilman, William D Green, Grace Lee Nute, Barbara Stuhler, and Bruce M White.

Twin Cities Album

A Visual History
Author: Dave Kenney
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780873515221
Category: History
Page: 292
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Through hundreds of photographs and entertaining commentary and entertaining commentary, veteran author Dave Kenney offers a virtual tour through 150 years of events and movements that shaped the culture and landscape of the Twin Cities. The first complete history of Minneapolis and St Paul published in two decades. The book spans their ramshackle beginnings as cross-river rivals to their thriving metropolitan partnership today. Early photographs show ghosts of nineteenth-century life shop-keepers loading oxcarts on downtown streets. Photographs of former GIs with their young families reveal a changed Minnesota after World War II. Images of the early local television programmes give way to those of dramatic protests at the University of Minnesota during the 1960s. Labour strikes and block parties, Kent Hrbek and Garrison Keillor, Native American sit-ins, lost architectural gems, new immigrants, the demolition of Ronda, riverfront flour mills, shows at First Avenue: these soaring images together comprise a collective portrait of the neighbourhoods we call home.

North Country

The Making of Minnesota
Author: Mary Lethert Wingerd
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816648689
Category: History
Page: 449
View: 539
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In 1862, four years after Minnesota was ratified as the thirty-second state in the Union, simmering tensions between indigenous Dakota and white settlers culminated in the violent, six-week-long U.S.-Dakota War. Hundreds of lives were lost on both sides, and the war ended with the execution of thirty-eight Dakotas on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota--the largest mass execution in American history. The following April, after suffering a long internment at Fort Snelling, the Dakota and Winnebago peoples were forcefully removed to South Dakota, precipitating the near destruction of the area's native communities while simultaneously laying the foundation for what we know and recognize today as Minnesota. In North Country: The Making of Minnesota, Mary Lethert Wingerd unlocks the complex origins of the state--origins that have often been ignored in favor of legend and a far more benign narrative of immigration, settlement, and cultural exchange. Moving from the earliest years of contact between Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the western Great Lakes region to the era of French and British influence during the fur trade and beyond, Wingerd charts how for two centuries prior to official statehood Native people and Europeans in the region maintained a hesitant, largely cobeneficial relationship. Founded on intermarriage, kinship, and trade between the two parties, this racially hybridized society was a meeting point for cultural and economic exchange until the western expansion of American capitalism and violation of treaties by the U.S. government during the 1850s wore sharply at this tremulous bond, ultimately leading to what Wingerd calls Minnesota's Civil War. A cornerstone text in the chronicle of Minnesota's history, Wingerd's narrative is augmented by more than 170 illustrations chosen and described by Kirsten Delegard in comprehensive captions that depict the fascinating, often haunting representations of the region and its inhabitants over two and a half centuries. North Country is the unflinching account of how the land the Dakota named Mini Sota Makoce became the State of Minnesota and of the people who have called it, at one time or another, home.

Annual Report of the Board of Control of St. Paul and Ramsey County, Minnesota

Including the Reports of the City and County Physician and Superintendent of the City and County Hospital; For the Year Ending December 31, 1910 (Classic Reprint)
Author: St. Paul County Board of Control
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781334525247
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Board of Control of St. Paul and Ramsey County, Minnesota: Including the Reports of the City and County Physician and Superintendent of the City and County Hospital; For the Year Ending December 31, 1910 The total number of patients during the year Average number of patients per day 395 Number of patients in Hospital Dec. 31, 1910 405 Maintenance account Milk, etc., furnished by Almshouse farm. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns


Author: Deborah Edwards Sakach
Publisher: American Historic Inns Inc
ISBN: 1888050225
Category: Travel
Page: 340
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Provides information on the locations, facilities, services, decor, food, and rates of bed-and-breakfasts and country inns in the United States and Canada.

Minnesota History


Author: Theodore Christian Blegen,Bertha Lion Heilbron
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Minnesota
Page: N.A
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Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.

Minnesota History News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Minnesota
Page: N.A
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Minneapolis and St. Paul in Vintage Postcards


Author: Christopher S. Clay
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738519821
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 1002
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During the first half of the 20th century, communication by postcard was an inexpensive and popular means of exchanging travel stories, news, and gossip across the United States. The postcard, for just a few cents, connected friends and loved-ones separated by hundreds of miles. Today, we treasure these little correspondences of yesteryear as unique glimpses into the long-lost places of a long-gone era. Minneapolis and St. Paul in Vintage Postcards captures this historic era of Minnesota's "twin cities" through 200 classic postcard images. Inside will be found views of St. Paul's Hotel Ryan, providing a rare glimpse into a once-famous landmark that no longer stands. A picture of a solitary 1911 automobile traveling along Minneapolis' popular Lake Calhoun Drive will remind us of how one may have gone to-and-fro at the start of the last century. And the scene of a well-dressed Minnesota family at Minnehaha Falls shows us that this site was as popular among tourists in 1908, when the image was taken, as it is today.

They Chose Minnesota

A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups
Author: June Drenning Holmquist
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 614
View: 7804
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Why did emigrants leave their homeland and move to Minnesota? Where in the state did they settle? What did they do, and how did they organize? How did they maintain their ethnicity? Based on ground-breaking research. Each chapter of "They Chose Minnesota" describes the unique concerns of individual groups and delves into personal stories. Farmers and factory workers, men, women, and children, families and single people, idealists and pragmatists, people who were devout or irreligious or enthusiastic or fearful, those who cut ties with their homeland or intended to return--all form part of Minnesota's ethnic saga.

Guide to Reprints

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Editions
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AIA Guide to the Twin Cities

The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Author: Larry Millett
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780873515405
Category: Architecture
Page: 665
View: 5546
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Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring 3,000 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this is the essential guide to the architecture Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Guide to Microforms in Print

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Microcards
Page: N.A
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Kansas-North Dakota


Author: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Page: N.A
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Libraries in the News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Library of Congress Catalog

Books: subjects; a cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Subject catalogs
Page: N.A
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Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Musical compositions
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American drama
Page: N.A
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The Bicentennial of the United States of America

A Final Report to the People
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780960123247
Category: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Page: 537
View: 3509
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Who's Who of American Women, 1997-1998


Author: Marquis Who's Who
Publisher: Marquis Whos Who
ISBN: 9780837904221
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1201
View: 2345
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WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN is the one essential reference to depend on for accurate & detailed facts on American women of achievement. This new edition includes in-depth biographical profiles of prominent, accomplished women.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series. Maps and Atlases


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atlases
Page: N.A
View: 8237
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