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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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1Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — "Spiral for Justice" Roy Wilkins Memorial
The central element in this sculpture composition is a spiral. Its 46 elements represent the 46 years of Roy Wilkins' dedicated leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in its fight for social and . . . Map (db m79419) HM
2Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-20 — "The Mining"
3M stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Except for limited efforts to extract low-grade corundum from Crystal Bay, Minnesota, for abrasives in 1904, the company has done no mining. Nonetheless, the original name remains, even . . . Map (db m181934) HM
3Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — 151-155 Western Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m76696) HM
4Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-17 — 3M & LaborWorking for Job Betterment
The majority of employees in the Saint Paul Plant worked in the factories and received hourly pay. The company sought to offer competitive wages and working conditions comparable to other companies and factories in the area. Before the hourly . . . Map (db m175398) HM
5Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — 3M & Saint PaulA History of the 3M Saint Paul Office and Plant — 1910-1962 —
3M was located on Saint Paul's East Side for almost 100 years and the company was headquartered here until 1962. As you travel through the site of 3M's historic campus, you will encounter a series of illustrated panels that recall the company and . . . Map (db m151068) HM
6Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-13 — 3M & the Community
3M Engages the Community "By contributing to, and participating in civic projects, 3M and 3Mployes have helped to strengthen the bond of community relationship. The unique characteristic of 3M's contribution to the many communities of which . . . Map (db m151230) HM
Paid Advertisement
7Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-11 — 3M & World War II: The PeopleThe People of 3M
In July 1941, 3M had 3,133 employees spread among 4 plants and 13 branches and warehouses. There were 1,639 employees in the Saint Paul factory, 372 in the Saint Paul office, and 143 in the Saint Paul research labs. At the end of the war in . . . Map (db m151231) HM
8Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-12 — 3M & World War II: The Products
3M Tapes Many 3M products were put to new uses and others were developed as part of the war effort. Over 100 different types of "Scotch" tapes were developed and manufactured to assist war production. They were used for sealing, . . . Map (db m151232) HM
9Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — IP-6 — 3M Vision & Growth
In the Beginning an Idea
The growth of 3M from its modest beginnings in 1902 to an international corporation was due to vision and persistence.

The four company founders had a vision of mining corundum to use as an abrasive . . . Map (db m182064) HM
10Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-21 — 3M, a Family Affair
Meet a 3Mer and you will often find that he or she has family members who also work at 3M, part of a long 3M tradition. Otto Meissner was a prime example. Living at 668 Greenbrier, he did not have far to go when he started work in the abrasives . . . Map (db m151244) HM
11Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — IP-8 — Abrasives Products & Manufacturing
3M Innovations in Abrasives Products Abrasives: The Sandpaper Story 3M began manufacturing a single product, abrasive sandpaper, in 1905 at a plant in Duluth. Sandpaper was still the only product when the company relocated to Saint Paul in . . . Map (db m151246) HM
12Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Al AvilaVice President/Assistant General Manager Detroit Tigers
Entering his 21st season in professional baseball and his 11th season with the organization after being named to his current position on April 15, 2002. Al is responsible for assisting David Dombrowski with the day-to-day baseball operations of . . . Map (db m76591) HM
13Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Alexander Ramsey House
Appointed by President Zachary Taylor in 1849, Alexander Ramsey came to Minnesota as the territory's first governor. Ramsey stayed in Minnesota for his remaining fifty-four years and, during a successful political career as a Whig and then a . . . Map (db m132702) HM
Paid Advertisement
14Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Battle Creek Regional Park
I was impressed by the natural beauty of the spot and thought it should be secured as a park to be enjoyed by all the people of the city. William McMurray, President, William McMurray & Co., coffee and spice dealers, St. Paul, . . . Map (db m151014) HM
15Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — C.S.P.S. Hall1887 Built. — 1917 Remodeled, 3rd floor added. —
Feb. 17, 1977 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. Oct. 24, 1978 Designated as a Historic Preservation Site by the St. Paul City Council. 1980 Restoration begun by Sokol . . . Map (db m76624) HM
16Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Cathedral of Saint Paul1841 - 1907
Succeeding to the lowly chapel — built of old by the river's bank — from which our fair city received its glorious name, this noble temple rises; a solemn testimony to the growth of Holy Church, a generous offering of love and gratitude . . . Map (db m79445) HM
17Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Cathedral of Saint Paul Cornerstone
To God in Unity and Trinity. The sacred, auspicious stone of this metropolitan temple, bidden to bear the name of Saint Paul, was duly laid on the second day of June, A.D. 1907. To restore all things in Christ.Map (db m79448) HM
18Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Central Presbyterian Church
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of Interior Heritage Preservation Service Founded February 21, 1852 First Pastor Rev. John G. . . . Map (db m79344) HM
19Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Charles A. LindberghThe Boy and the Man — Sculptor Paul T. Granlund, 1985 —
"I used to imagine myself with wings on which I could swoop down off our roof into the valley, soaring through the air from one river bank to another." "The accumulation of knowledge, the discoveries of science, the products of technology, . . . Map (db m79393) HM
20Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Charles W. Holman"Speed" — 1898–1931 —
He belonged to the heights and the heights claimed him Erected by the St. Paul Aviation Club 1932Map (db m183499) HM
Paid Advertisement
21Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Church of Saint Louis, King of France
"Blessed be the Lord, for He has wondrously shown His steadfast love to me when I was beset as in a besieged city." Psalm 31:21 Here in the center of the clamorous city, providing an oasis of solace, silence, mystery and artistry, is . . . Map (db m79343) HM
22Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Como Park's Early Years
Creating the Park Saint Paul set aside land for parks as early as 1849 but did little to develop these areas because green space was plentiful and accessible in the small metropolis. As the population grew, however, creating parks became a . . . Map (db m130809) HM
23Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-18 — Cornerstones & Time Capsules
Setting the Cornerstone, Building 21 President William L. McKnight, accompanied by chief engineer E. M. Johnson, supervised the installation of the cornerstone in October 1939. The mason worked for the William Murphy and Son Construction . . . Map (db m151373) HM
24Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Creation and Development of 3M900 Bush Avenue: The House That Research Built
Early Years in Saint Paul When the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company relocated from Duluth to Saint Paul in 1910, all of the company offices and manufacturing operations were housed in one small building on Forest Street by the . . . Map (db m151389) HM
25Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E EThis is our Dakota Land
Tatanka Oyate Makoce Land of the Buffalo People [river valley map] The Minnesota and Mississippi River Valleys have been home to the Dakota for hundreds of years, and the existence of our ancestors was sustained by their . . . Map (db m46170) HM
26Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Endicott Building1891
Cass Gilbert ArchitectMap (db m76627) HM
27Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-24 — Explosion: 3M Response to Disaster
It was -12 degrees F. at 8:20 A.M. on February 8, 1951, when an explosion rocked the six-story Minerals Building (Building 12). It destroyed two floors, plunging them into darkness, damaged the adjacent tape packing plant, sent smoke through the . . . Map (db m175411) HM
28Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — F. Scott Fitzgerald House
F. Scott Fitzgerald House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites Act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the . . . Map (db m7144) HM
29Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Fountain Cave
Fountain Cave, a landmark known as early as 1811, was named for the sparkling creek that flowed from its mouth and continued some 375 feet through a ravine to join the Mississippi River about 140 feet downstream from this marker. The cave attracted . . . Map (db m42305) HM
30Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Freedom House Station 51
In recognition of the innovation and dedication of the Freedom House Ambulance Service, the Saint Paul Fire Department hereby recommissions this station, home of the EMS Academy, as Freedom House Station 51. Freedom House Ambulance Service of . . . Map (db m76666) HM
31Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — George Latimer Central Library
George Latimer was a beloved mayor of Saint Paul from 1976 to 1990 and a passionate advocate for the city and its residents. He was elected chair emeritus of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library in 2012.Map (db m200550) HM
32Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-15 — Getting a Job at 3M"I Want to Work at 3M"
Many early 3M employees, including William L. McKnight and Archibald G. Bush, had "business" training or high school training in "mechanic arts."

When William Viervering was hired in 1916 to help insure quality control, he had some . . . Map (db m175550) HM
33Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Gillette Children's Hospital
In 1897, the Minnesota Legislature established the State Hospital for Indigent Crippled and Deformed Children. It marked the first time in the nation public funds were given for a hospital dedicated solely to the care of children with disabilities . . . Map (db m207672) HM
34Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-27 — Growing a Stock
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing initially raised capital by selling stock at $1 per share in 1903. In the early years, it was essentially worthless as the company struggled. 3M paid its first quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share in 1916 and . . . Map (db m182176) HM
35Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hackett Block1890
C. H. Johnston, Sr. ArchitectMap (db m76693) HM
36Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hamm's BearFrom the land of sky blue waters
The Hamm’s Bear started in one of the twentieth century’s greatest advertising campaigns and has long been known as Minnesota’s most famous brand icon. Following an idea first sketched on a restaurant napkin, in 1952 artists at the . . . Map (db m76620) HM
37Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Harold "Hep" Cronin
While teaching and coaching high school basketball, he began his scouting career in 1966 as an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati area under Paul Snider. Cronin became a part-time Scout for three state areas in 1980 and scouted and signed several . . . Map (db m76601) HM
38Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — History of Saint Paul
[1.] We entered a strange wilderness [2.] We camped among Indian Nations [3.] We trapped the land’s abundance [4.] We labored with the Earth [5.] We bridged great distances [6.] Now we remember the . . . Map (db m76727) HM
39Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hubert H. Humphrey1911 - 1978
[Major accomplishments on statue base] Vice President · U.S. Senator · Mayor Peace Corps · Civil Rights Nuclear Test Ban Treaty [Adjoining panels read] Mayor, City of Minneapolis 1945-1948 United States Senator 1949-1964, . . . Map (db m79385) HM
40Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hydro Electric Turbine1924 – 1994
Cast Iron • Rotation Speed 100 RPM Weight 15 Tons • 4,500 Horsepower This is one of four turbines Ford Motor Company installed 1924 at the hydro electric plant located below this lookout. The turbines were replaced between 1992 . . . Map (db m46518) HM
41Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — In Memory of Civilian Conservation Corps Personnel
"I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow..." Jeremiah 31:13 With native stone and rock gathered from Civilian Conservation Corps camps in all states of the union, with stones from the . . . Map (db m156422) HM
42Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-10 — Innovations from the Saint Paul Campus
"Thermo-Fax" "It all started with writer's cramp." When Dr. Carl S. Miller was doing research and taking hand-written notes for his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Minnesota, he thought there must . . . Map (db m175558) HM
43Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Irvine Park / Irvine Park Historic District
Pioneer land developer John Irvine established the Upper Landing for steamboats where Chestnut Street meets the Mississippi River. In 1849 he deeded this square to the village of Saint Paul as a public park. Its earliest use as public grazing land . . . Map (db m134630) HM
44Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Jacob Fahlstrom
In memory of the first Swedish settler in Minnesota Jacob Fahlstrom Fur Trader – Mail Carrier Missionary 1793 – 1857 who farmed in this region before 1838 Erected and dedicated by the Minnesota Swedish Pioneer Centennial . . . Map (db m76665) HM
45Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House
James J. Hill "Most men who have really lived here have had, in some shape, their great adventure. This railway is mine," wrote James J. Hill to the Great Northern Railway employees upon his retirement in 1912. Throughout his long working . . . Map (db m31496) HM
46Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Kenneth Wayne Stauffer
Born in Taylor, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University with high honors, Ken Stauffer began his long career in baseball as a teacher and coach in Brenham, Texas serving as the Junior High Coordinator of Athletics and Assistant Varsity . . . Map (db m76595) HM
47Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Lambert's LandingPort of Saint Paul
Since the advent of steamboats in 1812, this landing has served as a tie-up location for countless numbers of commercial river vessels, from paddle-wheelers to tugs. From here, thousands of barges can be seen passing by each year, quietly ferrying . . . Map (db m44376) HM
48Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Legends of Rondo NeighborhoodMr. and Mrs. Tiger Jack
Tiger Jack's Corner remains the epicenter of Black spirit and History Tiger Jack would leave Southern Ohio on a mission. That mission was not to give the ostensible racism surrounding Blacks in the South, including here in Minnesota, . . . Map (db m181837) HM
49Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Leif EriksonDiscoverer of America — 1000 A.D. —
Erected through popular subscription Sponsored by the Minnesota Leif Erikson Monument Association, Inc. Presented to the State of Minnesota during its territorial centennial October 9, 1949 Designed & executed by John Karl . . . Map (db m79383) HM
50Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — IP-9 — Machines, Tools, & EngineeringEngineering: Growing Facilities & Expanding Manufacturing
Machines and Tools: An Important Part of the Production Process
In 1928, 3M established its first machine shop in the basement of Building 2. The three machinists and eleven millwrights repaired machines and production units in the . . . Map (db m175658) HM
51Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Market Street Methodist Episcopal Church
. . . Map (db m136150) HM
52Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — IP-4 — Marketing 3M & Its ProductsCreating the Image, Telling the World
3M promoted its products to a wide variety of markets and used many methods.

Industrial & Commercial Products
Salesmen were the first marketers of 3M sandpapers and "Three-M-ite" abrasive cloth. Following the lead of . . . Map (db m183136) HM
53Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Marti Wolever
Marti Wolever got his start in professional baseball when he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th Round of the 1975 Amateur Draft. Wolever played Minor League baseball until 1978 when he returned to college to finish his degree. . . . Map (db m76599) HM
54Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Meeker Island Lock and Dam
A dam and lock at Meeker's Island will be of immense importance to Minneapolis, as it will make St. Anthony Falls in reality the Head of Navigation on the Mississippi, and transfer the commercial prestige of this upper country from St. Paul to . . . Map (db m173764) HM
55Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Meeker Island Lock and Dam Historic Site
The Meeker Island Lock and Dam was the first lock and dam constructed on the Mississippi River between 1899 and 1907. The lock was in operation for 5 years, closing in 1912. The dam was then demolished. However, in low water conditions the 334 foot . . . Map (db m131185) HM
56Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Minneapolis War Memorial Blood BankThat Others Might Live
Out of the tragedy of world conflict, some benefit has come to humankind. Man has learned to share his life with others by giving of his blood to help heal their wounds and cure their diseases.

In honor of those who gave their lives . . . Map (db m183504) WM
57Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Mississippi River Gorge
This gorge from the Falls of St. Anthony to St. Paul has become a classic spot to the geographer and geologist. It represents more concisely than any other river valley in America the difference in a gorge made in the morning of the earth's . . . Map (db m157260) HM
58Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Northern Pacific Railway Warehouse1907 - 1908
Northern Pacific Railway Co. ArchitectMap (db m76695) HM
59Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Our Lady of Victory Chapel / Derham Hall
In 1923, Our Lady of Victory Chapel was built on the highest point of the College of St. Catherine campus. On the feast of Our Lady of Victory, October 7, 1924, it was dedicated by the Most Reverend Austin Dowling, Archbishop of St. Paul and . . . Map (db m180082) HM
60Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — IP-5 — People & Times: 3M & Saint Paul's East Side
Industry and Business
3M's location by the railroad tracks was bounded on the west and south by the commercial streets of Arcade and East Seventh. It was centered within a thriving urban community that mixed industry with the residential . . . Map (db m183867) HM
61Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Phil Rizzo
Phil Rizzo got his first taste of professional baseball at the tender age of 19, signing his first contract out of high school. Rizzo spent eight years playing Minor League ball before making the transition into Scouting. Rizzo's Scouting . . . Map (db m76600) HM
62Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Pioneer Building
1889 Designed by Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman and erected by the George J. Grant Construction Company to house Minnesota's first newspaper, the St Paul Pioneer Press, the Pioneer Building was the first 12-story skyscraper in St. . . . Map (db m71845) HM
63Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Remnants of a Former Rail Yard — Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary —
For nearly 100 years this land was part of a wide rail corridor that stretched along the Mississippi River and up the Trout Brook and Phalen Creek valleys. Many sets of railroad tracks and buildings — including an "unwheeling house" — existed . . . Map (db m181758) HM
64Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Rice Park
The scene of circuses, celebrations, and concerts, and seven years older than New York's famous Central Park, this land was designated a "public square" in 1849 by John R. Irvine, a territorial pioneer, and Henry M. Rice, territorial delegate . . . Map (db m42269) HM
65Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Saint Paul and Ramsey County WWI Memorial
In memory of the men and women of Saint Paul and Ramsey County who sacrificed their lives in the World War. "Greater love hath no man than this." Map (db m184106) WM
66Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Saint Paul Rubber Company1905
[Title is text]Map (db m76697) HM
67Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-22 — Scotch BrandThe Origins of "Scotch"
"Scotch" as a brand name for 3M tapes is believed to have its origins in a disgruntled auto-body painter who was using the new 3M masking tape. It was not sticking properly because it was not entirely coated with adhesive backing. He told a salesman . . . Map (db m182180) HM
68Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Shadow Falls
This is one of the most charming woodland possessions of the city. Annual Report of the Board of Park Commissioners, 1902 Shadow Falls are hidden in a deep ravine north of Summit Avenue, where Shadow Falls Creek . . . Map (db m157142) HM
69Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletSt. Paul Province — 150th Anniversary 1815-2001 —
On November 3, 1851, four Sisters arrived in St. Paul from Carondelet, Missouri. Their ministry began in education and evolved to include health care, social services and spirituality. In the first 150 years more than 2600 Sisters . . . Map (db m76692) HM
70Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Site of First School Patrol Crossing in the WorldFebruary 17th, 1921
Originated by Sister Carmela Hanggi Principal, Cathedral School Dedicated June 6th, 1973 to all School Patrol members in Minnesota since 1921Map (db m79453) HM
71Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Site of Minnesota's First SynagogueFrom Generation to Generation Mount Zion Temple 1856-Present
1856: The First Jewish Congregation in Minnesota Mount Zion Hebrew Association was founded in 1856 by eight German Jewish families who came up the Mississippi from St. Louis. Joseph Ullman and Isidor Rose were in the fur business. Other . . . Map (db m134145) HM
72Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — St. Joseph's Academy
St. Joseph's Academy, the oldest Catholic educational institution in Minnesota, was founded in 1851 by four Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, two hundred years after the order's founding in Le Puy, France. Leaving the mother house in St. Louis at . . . Map (db m134907) HM
73Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — St. Paul Civil War Memorial
To perpetuate the memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the War of 1861 — 1865 · Their patriotism inspired unquestioning devotion · Their valor was attested on hard-won battlefields · Their suffering and sacrifice exalted the glorious . . . Map (db m32893) WM
74Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Streetcars to Como
From Horse Car to Streetcar The Saint Paul City Railway used horse cars for its first route in 1872, but horses were expensive to feed and susceptible to disease and injury. As an alternative, the company tried cable cars in 1888, but an . . . Map (db m130807) HM
75Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Summit Lookout Park
This park was originally the site of the Carpenter's Hotel, a towering wooden structure of the late 1850s, that sat on the east corner of the triangular lot defined by Summit Avenue, Ramsey Hill and the river bluff. The Victorian building . . . Map (db m41942) HM
76Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Summit–Selby Neighborhood
This area has long been a meeting place of people and ideas. In the 1850s two major overland routes converged just a few blocks from here. By the 1880s the district was a bustling residential area for both the wealthy and the immigrant. Today the . . . Map (db m35598) HM
77Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Terry Reynolds
Terry Reynolds was named Senior Director of Professional and Global Scouting in December 2010 after having served four years as the Head of Player Development. He joined the organization in January 2004, when he was hired as Director of Amateur . . . Map (db m76594) HM
78Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-26 — The 3M Flagpole
The 66-foot tall steel flagpole was installed at the corner of Bush and Mendota by the administration building (Building 21) in September 1941.

On October 4, 1941, the 3M Club sponsored a flag-raising ceremony. The flag had flown over . . . Map (db m178431) HM
79Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Hamline PlazaBishop Leonidas L. Hamline — 1797 - 1865 —
Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ohio who donated a substantial portion of his estate in 1854 for the establishment of Hamline University with the following prayer: O Lord, render me cheerful in giving, happy in the hopes of doing good, and . . . Map (db m65933) HM
80Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Indian Mounds Park "Airway" Beacon
St. Paul Downtown Airport (Holman Field) was constructed in 1926 to provide the city with air service and to facilitate the U.S. Post Office's contract airmail delivery. This airway beacon and others like it defined the airway corridor (usually 10 . . . Map (db m151067) HM
81Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The James J. Hill Reference LibraryJames J. Hill · (1838-1916)
The Hill Reference Library opened in 1921 as a living gift to the people of Saint Paul from railroad pioneer James J. Hill. By building the Great Northern Railway's transcontinental line to Seattle in 1893, Hill played a central role in the . . . Map (db m42267) HM
82Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Melan Arch
From Europe to America Both concrete and steel were becoming more available for bridge construction in the late nineteenth century. This inspired designs for systems of steel reinforcing to produce longer concrete spans. Austrian engineer . . . Map (db m130808) HM
83Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The New York Life Eagle
In 1890, architect Stanford White gave the commission for The New York Life Eagle to Augustus Saint-Gaudens on behalf of The New York Life Insurance Company. Augustus sketched its conceptual form and the sculpture was carved in marble by his . . . Map (db m41946) HM WM
84Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Picturesque Landscape
Painting the Land Britain's Industrial Revolution created gritty urban centers by the late eighteenth century. Nostalgia for the countryside and an increasing appreciation for nature gave rise to the "Picturesque" aesthetic, a term derived . . . Map (db m131041) HM
85Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Red River Ox Cart Trail
More than 100 years ago, the famed Red River Ox Cart Trail passed along here, following closely the route of St. Anthony Avenue into St. Paul. The trail began as two early traces -- the East Plains Trail and the Woods Trail -- far to the north at . . . Map (db m160140) HM
86Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Reverend Lucien Galtier
In the year 1841 The Reverend Lucien Galtier erected near this site the Chapel of Saint Paul from which this city derived its name ————————— In 1841 and in the month of . . . Map (db m76689) HM
87Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Saint Paul Public Library
On September 7, 1882, the Saint Paul Common Council passed a resolution "to establish and maintain a free public library and reading room." As a result, Saint Paul's first public library opened on the second floor of Ingersoll Hall, Kellogg . . . Map (db m42268) HM
88Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Three Islands in the Mississippi
The Mississippi River’s many islands are well known to navigators, and the roles of several as accessible and safe havens for villages, camps, and forts have made them significant in Minnesota’s past. Lt. Zebulon Pike chose this island, later . . . Map (db m83127) HM
89Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Tom Greenwade
Largely regarded as the most successful Scout in baseball history, Greenwade was responsible for signing New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle, and also played a significant role in persuading the Brooklyn Dodgers to pursue Jackie Robinson. . . . Map (db m76597) HM
90Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Union Depot1917 - 1923
Charles S. Frost ArchitectMap (db m76699) HM
91Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to Dale Street Station
The Frogtown neighborhood developed in the late 19th Century as residents spilled over from the adjacent downtown area. Many of these early residents worked in the growing railroad industry or at the Saint Paul Foundry, which operated through . . . Map (db m79454) HM
92Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
Founded in 1888, St. Peter Claver Church was the first African American Catholic Church in Minnesota. The parish was created by St. Paul's African American Catholic community and an Archbishop who vowed to "blot out the color line." Before . . . Map (db m207582) HM
93Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to Union Depot Station
Union Depot Station is an important and unique multi-modal link to the greater metropolitan area and beyond. St. Paul Union Depot Company founders built the original Union Depot in 1881. One of America’s great rail stations from the early 20th . . . Map (db m76726) HM
94Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to Victoria Street Station
The Frogtown and Rondo community that surround Victoria Street Station are rich in history and culture, elements of which live on today. The historic Rondo neighborhood was heavily influenced by the railroad industry. There was a time when a . . . Map (db m79456) HM
95Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — SF-25 — What Did They Do?
3M constantly improved its machinery and technology to develop, produce, and sell its products. Nonetheless, it was dependent on its people to get the job done. Some of these jobs no longer exist or have been completely automated. Mineral . . . Map (db m151237) HM
96Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — WM-14 — Working Women at 3MWomen at Work
Women have worked at 3M since its early years and have played ever more varied and diversified roles.

In 1916, the year the company made its first profits and began to pay dividends on its stock, there were only a handful of female . . . Map (db m183164) HM
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Dec. 8, 2022