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History Revealed: Saint Paul Then & Now

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Bill Lindeke, Saint Paul – Then & Now

History Revealed Series
September 27, 2018
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville Library

Free and open to all.

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

Locked together in an affectionate sibling rivalry, Minneapolis and its twin city St. Paul are constantly growing and changing. Geographer & author Bill Lindeke will discuss how the Twin Cities have developed from simple trading posts on the banks of the Mississippi in “the land of 10,000 lakes,” and will show photos from his new coffee table book, “Minneapolis-St. Paul: Then and Now” (Pavilion Press).

Bill will highlight the most interesting places in Saint Paul and the Twin Cities that show the most change from the 19th century to current times with historic and current photographs and offer in-depth descriptions of the sites. The “then” photos are historic images which range from the 1870s to the 1950s. The “now” photos were taken in the summer of 2017 by Karl Mondon of San Francisco, California. Bill will also show sites that “didn’t make the cut” into the book.

“Minneapolis-St. Paul Then and Now” has historic and current photos with historical narrative captions for over one hundred historic sites in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Edina, and the Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory.

The book will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation.

Please Note: The Roseville Library does not have an available connection that allows us to take credit cards, so we are not always able to accommodate credit card sales. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Bill Lindeke is an urban geographer who writes, researches, and gives tours about the Twin Cities. He is the author of numerous publications featuring the urban symbols and civic history of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2018 History Revealed Programs

See the History Revealed information page for updates and a list of programs.
Or check our Calendar for History Revealed programs and tours, Gibbs Farm events and programs, and more!


September 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ramsey County Historical Society


Ramsey County Library – Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113 United States
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