Ramsey County History magazine offers a wide variety of articles on the people, places and history of Ramsey County.
Volume 31, Number 3: Fall 1996
Fires, Hurricanes, Diamonds, Elephants: The Colorful History of St. Paul Companies—Minnesota’s Oldest Business Corporation
Author: Virginia Brainard Kunz
The St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company was incorporated in 1853, five years before Minnesota became a state. As a steamboat, then rail transportation center, St. Paul needed this institution and it has flourished ever since. It paid claims from the Chicago Fire of 1871, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and countless other calamities. This long article tells the company’s story from founding up to the year of publication.
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Susan Davis Price, Minnesota Gardens: An Illustrated History (Afton, Minn.: Afton Historical Society Press, 1995).
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