By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS

A Look Back at a Kid’s View of Williams Hill

By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS

"Metaphorasaurus" measured about seven feet tall and close to 15 feet long.

It Began With a Tyrannosaurus

September 2, 2019 Downtown, Payne-Phalen, Railroad Island, Dayton’s Bluff 20.5 Miles In all my rides around Saint Paul, I’d never seen a dinosaur, nor had

The police museum exhibits on the second floor occupy a room about 25 feet by 10 feet. The volume of artifacts relegates many to storage areas around the police HQ.

Digging History

July 31, 2015       Lexington-Hamline, Downtown, Swede Hollow     17 miles “History” is an interesting word. Sure, it refers to the past, but history ranges from a

Schools, Pools, Beer and Deer

Macalester-Groveland, Highland Park, West End Saturday, September 6, 2014    11.9 miles: Students in Saint Paul went back to school this week, making the visit one

The Marshall Plan

Summit-University, Ramsey Hill, Cathedral Hill     August 17, 2013 13.7 miles Marshall Avenue from Chatsworth eastward is one of the most mottled thoroughfares I’ve

A Firehouse Love Story

Father’s Day; June 16, 2013 14.11 miles St. Anthony Park, Energy Park. Back to the industrial area north of University Avenue and west of Transfer