Ramsey County History Magazine: Volume 28-2 Summer 1993

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

Volume 28

Volume 28, Number 2: Summer 1993

Birth, Death and Reincarnation—The Story of Fort Snelling and Its State Park
Author: Samuel H. Morgan
Completed in 1820, then retired and recommissioned a few times over the next century and a quarter, Fort Snelling faced destruction with the building of a new freeway, cloverleaf interchange, and bridge over the Mississippi in the late 1950s. In 1956 the Minnesota Historical Society and history-minded citizens joined to propose creation of Fort Snelling State Park. It took adept politicking to get the land acquired from the federal government, persuasive fundraising to get the needed money, and skillful restoration to create the historical attraction of the frontier-era fort.
PDF of Morgan article

Colorful, Sometimes Contentious—St. Paul’s 100-Year-Old Neighborhood Press
Author: Jane McClure
The author, a longtime and prolific writer for the Highland Villager, has assembled a compendium of St. Paul neighborhood newspapers going back to the Midway News in 1888. She gives most space to the Villager, the most successful of all.
PDF of McClure article

Growing Up in St. Paul: Albert Fuller and the Family Business
Author: Liz Holum Johnson
Excerpts from the diary of Albert Fuller document the early days of the H.B. Fuller Company, and lots more: Archbishop Ireland, mucilage and paste, gambling at the State Fair, patents, and more. The frequently witty entries begin in January 1890 and end five years later.
PDF of Johnson article

Book Reviews

Richard Moe, The Last Full Measure: The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1993).
PDF of Book Reviews

PDF of Letters to the Editor