Ramsey County History Magazine: Volume 30-2 Summer 1995

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

Volume 30

Volume 30, Number 2: Summer 1995

Vision, Vigor, Earthbound Practicality: Friends of the Library—A Powerhouse after 50 Years
Author: Virginia L. Martin
Since its founding in 1945 by librarian Perrie Jones, the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has protected and promoted St. Paul’s public library system. This long article traces its first fifty years, naming names and describing accomplishments.
PDF of Martin article

Growing Up in St. Paul: Flexible Flyers, Trolleys to Wildwood and the Wondrous Tree House on Grand Hill
Author: Samuel H. Morgan
The author lived at 710 Linwood, deep in Crocus Hill, from 1918 (when he was seven) to 1958. This memoir covers the first eleven years. He recalls riding the streetcars everywhere, including the great amusement park, Wildwood; the omnipresent dray horses and their deliveries, the chimney sweep, sledding on the unpaved streets, the famous families of his acquaintance, the now-lost downtown stores and city businesses, and the schooling he got at St. Paul Academy.
PDF of Growing Up in Saint Paul

Book Reviews

Joseph H. Cash and Herbert T. Hoover, eds., To Be an Indian: An Oral History (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1994).
PDF of Book Reviews

PDF of Letters to the Editor