Did Giants Once Live in Minnesota?
A book posting that giants once walked the earth cites this article about an interesting discovery near Clear Water, Minnesota.
Every now and then someone comes across this reference and our librarians get a question about it.
Luckily, the source cites that date, so we’ve been able to find it… even though the story runs all of a paragraph on a many-columned page and shares the spotlight with a music festival in Fargo and grasshopper eradication in Fergus Falls.
The brief article ran in the June 29, 1888 Saint Paul and Minneapolis Pioneer Press.
From page 18 of the February 5, 1934 Saint Paul Dispatch.
According to the biography Schulz and Peanuts, Charles Schulz was inspired by this exhibit at the St. Paul Public library in 1934:
“Having peered at every panel in the exhibition, [Schulz] went home, eager to test himself against his predecessors.”
88 years ago, the Ford Manufacturing Co. came to town.
As we bid farewell to the Ford plant later this year, take a look at this full-page welcome that ran in the Pioneer Press on June 24, 1923.
You can find complete collections of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and other city newspapers on microfilm at the Central Library.