Ramsey County History Magazine: Volume 29-3 Fall 1994

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

Volume 29

Volume 29, Number 3: Fall 1994

The Midway Chamber and Its Community: The Colorful History of an ‘Unparalleled Feature” of St. Paul
Author: Jane McClure
In the early twentieth century the Midway District of St. Paul became a thriving regional hub for transportation, industry, commerce, and education. This article traces the development of the Midway, its broad spectrum of neighborhoods, and the important role that the Midway Club and later its successor, the Midway Chamber of Commerce, played from its origins in 1919 to the present day.
PDF of McClure article

The Midway’s Historic Sites Reflect Its Past
A photo essay about historic sites in the Midway area.
PDF of MIdway photo essay

Spill-overs: The Midway and the ‘Farm’ Campus
A short essay on the relationship between the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, which was the location of the University’s Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Midway community.
PDF of Midway Farm article

Growing Up in St. Paul: Remembering: ‘Towns Within’ and Their People
Authors: Joanne England, Richard T. Murphy Sr., and Dick Reiter
Three individuals who lived in, grew up in, or worked in the Midway recall fondly their experiences as young people in this community from the 1930s to the 1950s.
PDF of Growing Up in Saint Paul

Book Reviews

Books Tell the Story of Midway’s Vitality
Author: Andrew W. (Andy) Boss
A summary bibliography of published primary and secondary works that discuss aspects of the history, clubs, organizations, businesses, homes, and sites in the Midway. Also an essay on books about St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood.
PDF of Book Reviews