Thursday, July 30, 2009

Facts about St. Paul, Minnesota


St. Paul Minnesota

...did you know?

The original name of the settlement that became St. Paul was Pig's Eye. Named for the French-Canadian whiskey trader, Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant.

During the winter of 1888, residents of St. Paul built an ice palace 14 stories high covering more than an acre of land.

From a small sandpaper making factor (factory) on the east side, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, 3M, has grown to be one (of) the most respected companies in the world.

From prohibition era "gangster" tours to narrative Mississippi riverboat cruises, St. Paul offers a variety of sightseeing excursions that are sure to entertain and inform.

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul in 1896. The city features prominently in many of his stories.

XCEL Energy Center will be home to the Republican National Convention in 2008

According to Sports Illustrated, St. Paul is the NEW HOCKYTOWN, U.S.A.

postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent stamp

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The card looks like it is scanned crocked, but that is the way the card was made. Also, the two words in parentheses above are errors! I love it when I get a card with those.

1 comment:

Christian said...

Oh no, I've sent that card out to friends around the world! I hope they're not studying it for grammar lessons. It's like I keep saying: whether they think so or not, everyone needs a proofreader.