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
“You can’t have an underworld without an overworld, if you know what I mean.”
—Nate Bomberg, Pioneer Press reporter
“The principle that ownership is stewardship, that the man who possesses superfluous goods must regard himself as a trustee for the needy, is fundamental and all-pervasive in the teaching of Christianity.”
—Father John A. Ryan, University of St. Thomas teacher and writer
“We all believe in Minnesota nice. An anarchist here still says, ‘Have a nice day.’”