Laurence “Larry Ho” Hodgson (1874–1937) was a unique combination of poet and politician, a prolific writer who produced thousands of poetic and prose works.
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
“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
“You can’t have an underworld without an overworld, if you know what I mean.”