Goethe Got it Write

I’m sure the young folks who bought these postcards printed by R. Stienman & Co. in 1911 filled them with warm sentiments. For me,  filling up the space on the back of a postcard is a little like finding lines to place between pictures on this blog.  When  in doubt you …

Calhoun Boulevard and 36th

Originally called by the Dakota “Mde Maka Ska”, which meant White Earth Lake, settlers later named it with the Dakota name “Medoza” or Loon Lake. The United States Secretary of War, John C. Calhoun, sent the Army to survey the area that would surround Fort Snelling in 1817. Calhoun had …

Saint Paul’s Municipal Menagerie

In 1873 the city of Saint Paul acquired 300 acres of land around Lake Como for use as a public park. Saint Paul’s experiment with a municipal menagerie began in 1897 when the city fenced pasture in the park to hold a gift of three deer. Como’s Art Deco zoological …