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Remembering St. Paul

Remembering St. Paul

From its origins as a frontier outpost to its status as a leading midwestern metropolis, St. Paul is a great American city worthy of a closer look. More than 100 glimpses collected in Remembering St. Paul combine to form this memorable excursion. In the spotlight are early views of the capital... more

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  • ISBN 9781596526853
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

From its origins as a frontier outpost to its status as a leading midwestern metropolis, St. Paul is a great American city worthy of a closer look. More than 100 glimpses collected in Remembering St. Paul combine to form this memorable excursion. In the spotlight are early views of the capital city’s Summit Avenue, and Minnehaha and Wabasha streets. See vignettes of Fort Snelling, 3M, the Park Place Hotel before 1878, the Ice Follies of 1934, Holman Airport in 1930, and Newson’s Skating Park. Have a look at Esterly’s reaper of 1860, or the American House in 1859. Watch streetcars plying downtown avenues. The West Side, Lowertown, and the North End make appearances. And F. Scott Fitzgerald allows us a peek into his study. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book, Historic Photos of St. Paul, Steve Trimble provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of St. Paul. In stunning black-and-white photography, this handsome book details the historical growth of St. Paul from its early days up to recent times. Spanning two centuries, the book follows the growth of this history-rich city, offering a compelling look into the past for any longtime resident and every history buff of St. Paul.