As a forbidden summer activity, we enjoyed swimming at the Ford Bridge over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“Another very great nuisance with which we have been afflicted... is the myriads of mosquitoes with which the country abounds... they have been for the last two months almost intolerable... their depredations at night are beyond description.”
—Horace Bigelow, Saint Paul Pioneer, September 10, 1854
“Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.”
—Kate Millett, Saint Paul native and writer
“Historically, books do okay in bad times. It depends on how bad the misery gets.”
—David Unowsky, former owner of The Hungry Mind bookstore