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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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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.
St Paul, Minnesota, USA - $9.00 Fur Colarets
E. Albrecht & Son, St. Paul, Minn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

$9.00 Fur Colarets
E. Albrecht & Son, St. Paul, Minn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
St Paul, Minnesota, USA - Seventh Street, East from Wabasha
St. Paul, Minn.
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

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

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

Dairy Building
Minnesota State Fair Grounds
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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News  1868 - ST. PAUL. Disastrous Fire
St. Paul, Minn., April 21

Early this morning the McKibben Block, a four-story stone building,...Read MORE...

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...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...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...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...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.,...Read MORE...

1906
Saint Panl, the capital of Minnesota and the scat of justice of Ramsey co., is situated on the...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...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...Read MORE...

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

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February 1, 1920
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...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

Fairchild
flag  Lambert FAIRCHILD (31 August 1880, St Paul, Minnesota, USA - 25 April 1959, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam))
 

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
flag  Catherine CHEVALIER (4 May 1794, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre) - 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
 flag  Gladys June KING (16 June 1918, , Wisconsin, USA - 14 February 2016, St Paul, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

Mckay
flag  Gower MCKAY (1811, , Scotland (United Kingdom) - 12 March 1879, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

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

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

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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