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
“We all believe in Minnesota nice. An anarchist here still says, ‘Have a nice day.’”
—Tom Mischke, KSTP-AM radio host
“A photograph can be as much a piece of fiction as it is a document of the real world... Indeed the most compelling photographs shed light on reality in much the same way good fiction does.”
—Wing Young Huie, Saint Paul photographer
“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.”