Pig’s Eye Island owes its name to a nineteenth-century trader, Pig’s Eye Parrant, who sold liquor and guns along the Mississippi’s watery highway.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure.”
—Cass Gilbert, architect
“I had found my spot on the roof of a red woodshed in the back yard shaded by an overhanging apple tree. An inveterate reader, I found that by lying flat on my stomach, I could remain concealed, safety ignoring any voice calling me from below.”
—Blanche Yurka, Saint Paul-raised actress
“I have a feeling that when my ship comes in, I'll be at the airport.”
—Charles M. Schultz, Saint Paul native and cartoonist