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St. Paul Panorama

Seth Eastman, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1848
Seth Eastman, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1848
St. Paul was "emphatically new and wild" when Alexander Ramsey arrived in 1849 to become the first governor of Minnesota Territory. Within a few years, he described it as "a city of thousands, in which commerce rears its spacious warehouses, religion its spired temples, a broad capitol its swelling dome, and luxury and comfort numerous ornamented and substantial abodes."

Let's take a look at this new and wild city.