Presenter Articles

Articles in Ramsey County History Magazine written by program presenters

Alphabetical by presenter’s last name.

If the presenter has published numerous articles in Ramsey County History, the list shows those articles that relate to the program that was presented by the author. For a complete list for each author, use the search function above.

Please note that not every program presenter has written articles for Ramsey County History magazine.

Greg Brick
St. Paul Underground: 
History and Geology at Carver’s Cave

Spring 2009, Vol. 44, #1
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St. Paul Underground:
 Stahlmann’s Cellars: The Cave under the Castle

Spring 2006, Vol. 41, #1
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St. Paul Underground: The University Farm Experimental Cave and How St. Paul Became the Blue Cheese Capital of the World
Fall 2003, Vol. 38, #3
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What Happened to Fountain Cave—The Real Birthplace of St. Paul?
Winter 1995, Vol. 29, #4
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John Diers
Creative Destruction in the Midway
Winter 2016, Vol. 50, #4
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A Little Known Railway That Couldn’t: The St. Paul Southern
Fall 2006, Vol. 41, #3
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The Force That Shaped the Neighborhoods: 1890–1953: Sixty-three Years of Streetcars in
St. Paul and Millions of Dollars in Investments
 
Spring 2005, Vol. 40, #1
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Kim Heikkila
Building the New Salvation Army Rescue Home of St. Paul, 1913
Spring 2016, Vol. 51, #1
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Eileen McCormack
“He Was a Dear Friend” Robert C. Minor: Steward on James J. Hill’s Private Railway Car
Winter 2015, Vol. 49, #4
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Mary Hill’s Lowertown, 1867–1891
Spring 2006, Vol. 41, #1
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The 146-Year History of the Louis Hill House: New Settlers, a Booming Real Estate Market, and a Summit Avenue Site Acquired on Speculation
Winter 2003, Vol. 37, #4
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Brian McMahon
“Production for Victory”: The Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant in World War II
Fall 2016, Vol. 51, #3
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Louis Hill to Henry Ford: “No Deal!” Henry Ford and the William Crooks
Winter 2012, Vol. 46, #4
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Minneapolis and St. Paul Stumble:
 Henry Ford Wins the Struggle for the High Dam

Summer 2007, Vol. 42, #2
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John Watson Milton
For the Good of the Order: 
The Ad Man Becomes the “Senator from Ramsey”

Spring 2011, Vol. 46, #1
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Minnesota Politics and Irish Identity: Five Sons of Erin at the State Capitol

Spring 2009, Vol. 44, #1
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Paul D. Nelson
William T. Francis, at Home and Abroad
Winter, 2017, Vol. 51, #4
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The West Publishing Company Buildings and Ramsey County’s Adult Detention Center
Winter 2016, Vol. 50, #4
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When Ramsey County Politics had an Edge: Maas vs. Williams
Summer 2015, Vol. 50, #2
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David Page (article co-authored with Lisa Heinrich)
Honoring F. Scott in St. Paul: 35 Years of Fitz and Starts
Spring 2017, Vol. 52, #1
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Jay Pfaender
Stonebridge: The Story of a Lost Estate and Oliver Crosby, the Inventive Genius Who Created It

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Terry Swanson
Charles and Elaine Eastman: Their Years in St. Paul, 1893–1898 by Teresa Swanson, Sydney Beane, and William Beane. Link to summary & PDF of article.

Steven C. Trimble
In Search of Ethel Stewart
Fall 2013, Vol. 49, #3
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Hands-On Historian: Ethel Hall Stewart and Preserving the Gibbs Farm
Fall 2012, Vol. 47, #3
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