Monday, June 23, 2008

Minnesota Fun Fact: Saint Paul


St. Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul began as a tavern started by Pierre Parrant, known as "Pig's Eye" (as he was blind in one eye), a man who sold liquor on the river flats below the current downtown area. The area around the tavern grew into a trading outpost known as Pig's Eye or Pig's Eye Landing, where Native Americans, European explorers, and American soldiers lived in close proximity.

Who woulda known that a town that started out as just a bar would grow to a state capital with over 287,000 people in the city proper?

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