Ramsey County History Magazine: Volume 15-1 Special 1979

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

Volume 15

Volume 15, Number 1 (Special Edition) 125th Anniversary of St. Paul and 130th Anniversary of Ramsey County: 1979

Murders Mar the Dawning of 1854
Author: Robert Orr Baker
An essay drawn from primary source material documenting events in the burgeoning town of St. Paul in 1854. Excerpts from St. Paul’s first newspapers relate to the town’s first murder, early businesses, transportation, entertainment, and other topics. Riverboats brought 1,500 new immigrants during one week, with a shortage of hotels and lumber to build new dwellings. Annotated panoramic photos of St. Paul by B.F. Upton accompany the article.
PDF of Baker article

PDF of Saint Paul 1857 Panorama photo essay

PDF of Board of Directors