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
“I know that in the first instance my great interest in the agricultural growth of the Northwest was purely selfish. If the farmer was not prosperous, we were poor, and I know what it is to be poor.”
—James J. Hill, railroad baron
“Much of the philosophy that guides the theatre we do here at Penumbra is pioneered by people like... Langston Hughes... I'm just here standing, on a hill that's made up of their thinking. And that's what allows me to see as far as I can see.”
—Lou Bellamy, Penumbra Theater director
“Fiction writers are the ones to insist that they don't know how they do what they do. Mostly because they don't like to be bothered with thinking about it.”