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St Paul

Ramsey County,

Minnesota

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Home of the Ice Palace
Moscow on the Mississippi


The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.


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Zip Codes

55102

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Statistics & Facts

The population of St Paul is approximately 287,151 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 117,583 (1990).

The amount of land area in St Paul is 136.721 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in St Paul is 55.44 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 8.823 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Paul to Washington DC is 976 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 8 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Paul is positioned 44.94 degrees north of the equator and 93.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.

St Paul elevation is 695-1,000 feet above sea level.
St Paul median income is $38,774 (1999).

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Location

St Paul location: in southeastern Minnesota next to its "sister" city, Minneapolis. Here is a map page for St. Paul.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for St Paul is invigorating! Summer days are hot and possibly humid with cool evenings. Fall is chilly and by November, winter has set in. Snow is plentiful all winter with many days below 0.
The weather in St Paul is seasonal. Call this number for current weather: 612-452-2323
The average winter temperature is 2-37 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

St Paul history:

Historic St. Paul, a page about St. Paul's colorful history. Try

Though St Paul and Minneapolis have grown up on opposite banks of the Mississippi River, they are quite different cities. The people of St. Paul are of many nationalities, largely German, Irish, Polish and Italian. The capital of Minnesota, St. Paul began as a settlement by the name of "Pig's Eye!" By 1807 this area was selected as the site for Fort Snelling with areas set aside as government reservations. It wasn't long before many more settlers came into the area, with the government driving them off the protected land more often than not. A group of settlers under the direction of Pierre Parrant - known as "Pig's Eye," moved into a landing area near the Fort. It was named after the group's leader, Parrant. A year later, when Father Lucien Galtier built a chapel to his patron saint, St. Paul, he was able to persuade the people in town to change the name to something a little less flamboyant. Around the same time, another group of soldiers from the Fort had built a saw and flour mill on the same side of the Mississippi, forming a village known as St. Anthony. It wasn't long before a suspension bridge was built linking St. Anthony and a small village across the Mississippi. These two villages merged to form a larger community named Minneapolis. The name combined "minne," an Indian word for water, with "polis," the Greek word for city. After the Civil War, Minneapolis became the larger of the cities with more industry, due most likely to the water power of St. Anthony Falls. It became a center for flour-milling. St. Paul became an early steamboat terminus with the fur trade of the area as well as travelers and shipping of agricultural goods.
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Attractions

St Paul attractions:

The Taste of Minnesota - Minnesota's largest Festival! 2001 is the 19th year for this festival, in July on the Capital grounds.

Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St. at Walnut St.
St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651-296-8760
The home of the first governor of the Minnesota Territory, it was built in 1872 of native limestone. It was designed in the Victorian style and still contains many of the personal furnishings and belongings of the Ramsey family.

Cathedral of St.Paul
239 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651-228-1766
This cathedral was styled after St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. It was finally opened in 1915 after taking nearly 10 years to complete. The Cathedral can seat 3,000 people at one time.

Children's Museum
1217 Bandana Blvd. N.
St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651-644-3818
Many hands-on displays and exhibits for children are here, including a doctor's office, a TV station, a grocery store, and more. Demonstrations and presentation go on throughout the day.

City Hall and Courthouse
Phone: 651-298-4012
18 floors are finished with different wood from around the world. It is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The concourse contains a 36 foot high onyx statue, the "Indian God of Peace."

Gibbs Farm Museum 2097 Larpenteur Ave. W near Cleveland Ave.
St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651-646-8629
Life at a farm of the late 1800's with displays and exhibits of tools, vehicles and even a schoolhouse built in 1878.

Science Museum of Minnesota
30 E. 10th St.
St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651 221-9454

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Call us at (651)291-1144
Email: info@Spcomail.org

The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club
1771 Energy Park Drive
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
Phone: (651) 644-6659
E-mail: funsgood@spsaints.com

Other Attractions: - Here is a list of some of the many, many things to see and do in the St. Paul area.

I Love St. Paul - everything you need to know about St. Paul!

Como Zoo

The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Please see the website for hours of operation and other information
This museum is housed within the Science Museum of Minnesota. See unusual and very different medical devices from the past.

"NOTED NOTABLES"

St.Paul, Minnesota lays claim as the birthplace and hometown of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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