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
“My countrymen respond to poetry... By reviving memories and traditions dear to all Armenians, and connecting them in verse or story with the principles of patriotism, morality and good citizenship... I try to spread the gospel of Americanism.”
—Krikor Keljik, Armenian-born Saint Paul poet
“It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.”