A Fishy Fellow’s Zoo

Originally from upstate New York, Robert Jones came to Minneapolis in 1876. He got a job delivering meat and managed to scrape up $500 to buy a fish market on Hennepin Avenue. Jones was known “The Oyster King” after he took out an ad in the St. Paul Pioneer Press …

Cyclorama

Almost 4 stories high and 400 feet around the Minneapolis Cyclorama was built to display a giant, painted spectacle of the Battle of Atlanta. Construction on the building, located at Fifth and Marquette began in 1885. The huge canvas was the project of German artist, William Wehner, who set out …

Station of the Stars

The call letters KSTP long have been a symbol of the best in radio entertainment. In 19 years time KSTP (and its predecessor) has pioneered in the development of technical facilities in order to give you the most enjoyable reception. Since our initial broadcast KSTP has developed a host a …

The Old Orpheum

The big names played at Fifth and St.Peter back in the heyday of St. Paul’s Orpheum Theater. Sarah Bernhard, Lionel Barrymore, Eddie Cantor, Al Joson, W.C. Fields and Will Rogers all took a turn there on the vaudeville stage. The Orpheum opened in 1906 and played host to traveling acts …