The “sizzling sixties” stands out as one of the most dramatic seachanging decades in the annals of American political and social history.
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
“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
“We all believe in Minnesota nice. An anarchist here still says, ‘Have a nice day.’”