Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
History of Saint Paul
[1.] We entered a strange wilderness
[2.] We camped among Indian Nations
[3.] We trapped the landís abundance
[4.] We labored with the Earth
[5.] We bridged great distances
[6.] Now we remember the wilderness
[Chapel] In 1841, Father Lucien Galtier traveled to our city, which was little more than a landing called Pigís Eye. He built a chapel here and called it Saint Paul. Thus our city was formed and named.
It is put together in solid blocks
of honest brick and stone and
has the air of intending to stay.
Life on the Mississippi (1883)
In October, 1841, eight men gathered here with their axes to build our cityís first chapel: Pierre & Charles Bottineau, two men named Pierre Gervais, Vital Guerin, Isaac & Joseph Labissonniere and Francois Morin.
[Belfry & Bell]
After the bell from the sunken steamboat Argo was salvaged in 1847, the Honorable Henry M. Rice presented it to Father Augustine Ravoux, who had it placed here in a belfry beside the chapel.
“The opening of navigation was hailed with delight and the first steamboat that touched
The Minnesota Democrat, 1 November 1854
[Terra Cotta panels along riverfront wall, in no particular order]
Erected by City of Saint Paul.
Location. 44° 56.692′ N, 93° 5.408′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Kellogg Boulevard East and Minnesota Street, on the right when traveling east on Kellogg Boulevard East. Touch for map. Markers are in Kellogg Park Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62 Kellogg Boulevard East, Saint Paul MN 55101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Reverend Lucien Galtier (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Fahlstrom (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Building (about 700 feet away); Endicott Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Depot (approx. ľ mile away); Lambert's Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Union Depot Station (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. submitted on August 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.