St Paul, Minnesota, USA - St. Paul, From Dayton's Bluff
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

St. Paul, From Dayton's Bluff
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA - Seventh Street, East from Wabasha
St. Paul, Minn.
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Seventh Street, East from Wabasha
St. Paul, Minn.
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA - St. Paul Levee and Union Depot
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

St. Paul Levee and Union Depot
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA - Dairy Building
Minnesota State Fair Grounds
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Dairy Building
Minnesota State Fair Grounds
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA - Ruins of Fey Hotel, St. Paul, Minn.
Burned Night of Jan. 29, 09.
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Ruins of Fey Hotel, St. Paul, Minn.
Burned Night of Jan. 29, 09.
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Where is St Paul, Minnesota, USA? 

St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA

Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, a retired fur trader-turned-bootlegger who particularly irritated officials, set up his tavern, the Pig's Eye, near present-day Lambert's Landing. By the early 1840s, the community had become important as a trading center and a destination for settlers heading west. Locals called the area Pig's Eye (French: L'Œil du Cochon) or Pig's Eye Landing after Parrant's popular tavern.

In 1841, Father Lucien Galtier was sent to minister to the Catholic French-Canadians and established a chapel, named for his favorite saint, Paul the Apostle, on the bluffs above Lambert's Landing. Galtier intended for the settlement to adopt the name Saint Paul in honor of the new chapel...

On May 11, 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the union as the thirty-second state, with Saint Paul as the capital.wikipedia


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News  1868 - ST. PAUL. Disastrous Fire
St. Paul, Minn., April 21

Early this morning the McKibben Block, a four-story stone building, together with Mrs. Johnson's brick boarding-house and three frame buildings burned down. The origin of the fire is unknown. Loss, $105.00; insurance $40,000.

Morning Herald
Titusville, Pennsylvania
April 22, 1868
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News  1881 - A Disastrous Fire - The Minnesota State House Burned.
St. Paul, Minn., March 1. - Members of the legislature were "fired out" literally to-night in a summary manner. At 9 o'clock while both houses were in session, fire was discovered in the dome of the capitol. An alarm was immediately given. In the senate and assembly chambers, a blinding cloud of...Read MORE...


News  1884 - FIRE AT ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 26. - A most disastrous fire has occurred here. The building destroyed was a large four-story warehouse at the corner of Pine and Prince streets, west end. The building was occupied by MAST, BURFORD, BURWELL & Co., dealery in agricultural implements, the rest of the structure...Read MORE...


1887 - First ski tournament in Midwest held in Saint Paul

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1888 - During the winter of 1888, residents of St. Paul built an ice palace at the winter festival. Before melting, it was considered one of the largest buildings in the world, measuring 14 stories high and covering an acre of land.

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News  1889 - AN OPERA HOUSE BURNED. ST. PAUL LOSES ITS CHIEF PLACE OF AMUSEMENT - LOSS $200,000.
St. Paul, Jan. 21. - At 7 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the coat room of the Grand Opera House. The place caught fire during the absence of the caretaker at breakfast. The Grand Opera House was situated in the business part of the city, and was surrounded by some of the best buildings in...Read MORE...


News  1904 - SIXTEEN PEOPLE KILLED - The Tornado at Twin Cities Wrought Devastation.
It Cut a Pathway Eight Miles Long Through the Business District - Hundreds of Fine Shade Trees Ruined.

St. Paul, Minn., August 22. - The tornado which Saturday night struck this city cut a pathway about half a mile in width and eight miles long through the business and residence district,...Read MORE...



News  1905 - FELL FROM A "FERRIS" WHEEL. WOMAN INSTANTLY KILLED AND HUSBAND SOON DIED IN ST. PAUL.
St. Paul, Minn. - In the presence of thousands of visitors at the state fair at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday. MR. and MRS. SEVENTHAL, of Eau Claire, Wis., fell from the upper car of a Ferris wheel to the ground, a distance of nearly 100 feet.

MRS. SEVENTHAL was instantly killed and her husband was...Read MORE...



1906
Saint Panl, the capital of Minnesota and the scat of justice of Ramsey co., is situated on the Mississippi River, about 2150 miles above its mouth, just below Minneapolis (the wide-spreading suburbs of the two cities being contig uous), and 350 miles (direct) NW. of Chicago. It is on the Chicago...Read MORE...


News  1908 - FALLS OVER CLIFF AND TRAIN MANGLES HIM
ST. PAUL, May 8. - Robert, the 2 year old son of Jacob Sleckenstein, 275 Cliff street, rolled down a 30-foot embankment near his home at 6 o'clock last evening and fell under a passing freight train on the St. Paul railroad tracks. Both his legs were severed at the knees and he died at the city...Read MORE...


News  1909 - ST. PAUL SAVED AFTER BATTLE WITH FLAMES. $600,000 IN BUILDINGS LEFT IN ASHES IN HEART OF THE BUSINESS SECTION. RIVAL, MINNEAPOLIS, SENDS A HOSE CART. ENTIRE FIRE FIGHTING STRENGTH USED TO PREVENT RUIN OF MINNESOTA TOWN.
St. Paul, Jan. 29. - Fire started in a department store on Seventh street this evening and for a while threatened to devastate a large part of the business district of the city. As it was a half dozen buildings were almost wholly destroyed with an aggregate loss of about $600,000.

Favored by a...Read MORE...



News  1920 - February 1 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)

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February 1, 1920
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News  1958 - GIANT PLANE SPLIT IN SKY, A.F. SAYS.
By Associated Press.
South St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 17 - The giant bomber plane which crashed in flames near here had broken apart in the air, an Air Force general said Wednesday.

Streaking fire as it plummeted groundward Tuesday night, the B52 jet tore a hole 300 feet long by 15 feet deep in the ...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Anger
America/USA  Marie Rosanne Anger (11 May 1891, St Paul, Minnesota, USA - 16 December 1972, Detroit, Michigan, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Anger
immigrant - Canada to US   Joseph Anger (27 January 1855, Saint-Hugues, Québec, Canada - 14 December 1894, St Paul, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Breault
immigrant - Canada to US   Margaret Breault (15 July 1835, Saint-Hugues, Québec, Canada - 16 January 1915, St Paul, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Chevalier
Canada/New France  Catherine Chevalier (4 May 1794, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada - 26 June 1850, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Culver
  George Culver (1819, - 13 March 1879, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Gadbois
immigrant - Canada to US   Paul Gadbois (17 September 1854, Sorel, Québec, Canada - 2 January 1934, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

King
 America/USA  Gladys June King (16 June 1918, , Wisconsin, USA - 14 February 2016, St Paul, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Mckay
Scotland  Gower Mckay (1811, , Scotland - 12 March 1879, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Rogers
  Hiram Rogers (1806, - 25 May 1879, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Smith
America/USA  Catharine Miranda Smith (7 October 1828, Claremont, New Hampshire, USA - 20 July 1907, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1916
Frank Louis Baker (December 1881 - 2 February 1933) & Esther Violet Peterson (abt. 1894 - )
married 5 July 1916
 




Cemeteries in St Paul, Minnesota, USA


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