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
“Little by little we can help the environment. We can change the world. Step by step. Burdock by burdock.”
—Teenage intern, Saint Paul Conservation Corps
“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
“The death penalty experiment has failed. It is virtually self-evident to me now that no combination of procedural rules or substantive regulations ever can save the death penalty from its inherent constitutional deficiencies.”
—Harry Blackmun, late associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court