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
“Historically, books do okay in bad times. It depends on how bad the misery gets.”
—David Unowsky, former owner of The Hungry Mind bookstore
“Swell the great army of peace and production... You are one of the spokes in this great wheel of progress and your absence will weaken the wheel by one member.”
—J.P. McGaughey, Saint Paul labor leader in the 1880's
“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