On Saturdays when I was a kid, my friends and I took the streetcar—later the bus—to downtown Saint Paul. Sometimes we went to the library, where the wise librarians knew how to help active boys find books that would hold their interest and keep them coming back for more.
“A photograph can be as much a piece of fiction as it is a document of the real world... Indeed the most compelling photographs shed light on reality in much the same way good fiction does.”
—Wing Young Huie, Saint Paul photographer
“You have to be funny about it and honest about it. You can't leave yourself out of that mix. You have to be honest enough to say, "I'm that messed-up one in the family."”
—Louie Anderson, Saint Paul native and comedian
“Another very great nuisance with which we have been afflicted... is the myriads of mosquitoes with which the country abounds... they have been for the last two months almost intolerable... their depredations at night are beyond description.”
—Horace Bigelow, Saint Paul Pioneer, September 10, 1854