Ramsey County History Magazine: Volume 3-2 Fall 1966

Ramsey County History magazine offers a wide variety of articles on the people, places and history of Ramsey County.

Volume 3

Volume 3, Number 2: Fall 1966

Encamped at Fairgrounds, Minnesota Troops Fight Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1898
Author: Herbert F.R. Plass
Some 180 members of the 12th, 14th, and 15th Minnesota Infantry Regiments who had been recruited to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 contracted typhoid at an encampment at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Unsanitary conditions included faulty latrines and uncontrolled flies. Public health efforts to clean up the area reflected the times and available medical knowledge. Twenty soldiers died from typhoid.
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Random Recollections—45 Years as a School Board Member
Author: Robert M. Jordan
The author served as a rural school board chair in northern Ramsey County from 1919 to 1964. He presided over the transition from a one-room school house to a consolidated district, District 623, with many elementary schools and two large high schools.
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‘Reminiscences of a Lady in the Vicinity of St. Paul:’ A Sioux Medicine Dance and a
Perilous Journey
Author: Ellen Rice Hollinshead
An 1892 reminiscence written by the daughter of Edmund Rice and the niece of Henry M. Rice about her experiences in early Minnesota. She traveled by sled, stage, and steamboat along with Henry H. Sibley when he was elected to Congress in 1848. She recalled horseback riding on the prairie, buying fish and game from Native Americans, and attending a Dakota medicine dance, which she observed from a white perspective as a view of a foreign culture.
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Forgotten Pioneers: Benjamin F. Hoyt
Hoyt (1800–1875) was a Methodist Episcopal preacher, the founder of Hamline University, and an incorporator of the Ramsey County Agricultural Society.
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