Tuesday, October 23, 2007

St Paul's name

From the St. Paul Wikipaedia site: "By the early 1820s the area had become important as a trading center, a destination for settlers heading west, and was known as Pig's Eye Landing. In 1837, a treaty between Henry Schoolcraft and about 200 Dakota Indians displaced the natives from the site. In 1841 Father Galtier established the Saint Paul Catholic Church and the name of the settlement was formally changed to Saint Paul in honor of the newly constructed church and Father Galtier's favorite saint."

To find out more background on the Pig's Eye Landing name. click here. We even have a brand of beer with an interesting label called "Pig's Eye". Although it's not as colourful, personally I prefer the name Father Galtier selected!

20 comments:

  1. I'll remember this first name and will refer to St. Paul as such next time I talk to one of my buddies from Wisconsin. They'll love it!

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  2. I never knew that!! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for your interesting comment...nice post

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  4. So glad they went with St. Paul instead of Pig Eye. It does have a certain ring to it though....

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  5. Haha, I'd love to call it Pig's Eye. But I think it's far too nice a place for that.

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  6. Maybe St. Paul would be even better known worldwide if the old name had been saved? Very nice and interesting post!

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  7. I preapproved you now Kate, thanks for stopping in!
    Excellent Photos you have!

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  8. Why "pig's eye", I wonder!!

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  9. Pig's eye really sounds like the wild west! Nice post!
    Thanks for your comment/question; I added a link on the original post so you can see "death" in color. http://wassenaardailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/10/evidently-death-is-fluent-in-latin.html

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  10. Neat post. I like the name and can imagine it must have had something to do with its namesake.

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  11. Interesting info!

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  12. What a handsome looking man, was he!

    But I betcha' ol' Pigs Eye Parrant, was a lot more fun! ,-)

    Mari-Nanci
    Photos-City-Mine

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  14. Pig Eye just doesn't do it, I don't think :)

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  15. Beautiful story.

    Poly

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  16. I'm with you...St. Paul has such a dignified sound....all though Pig's Eye does have a way of rolling off the tongue.

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  17. A good history lesson, thank yoiu. I too enjoy Pig's eye beer.

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  18. Yep. Saint Paul is a much better name than Pig's Eye Landing.

    Atlanta was once named Terminus because of the train yards, but Atlanta sounds nicer.

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  19. Anonymous9:43 PM

    ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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