History of St. Paul and Vicinity; A Chronicle of Progress and a Narrative Account of the Industries, Institutions, and People of the City and Its Tributary Territory Volume 2

History of St. Paul and Vicinity; A Chronicle of Progress and a Narrative Account of the Industries, Institutions, and People of the City and Its Tributary Territory Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...vaunts the superiority of Minneapolis, yet in the same breath it plaintively chides St. Paul for declining to surrender certain conceded advantages, and thereby reduce itself to a fair equality with Minneapolis, so as to negotiate on a level. The obliquity of vision which fails to detect this inconsistency is but one of the unique features of that report. The statement of the committee that a space of some five miles, consisting largely of farms and unsettled districts, separates the cities proper, would even if it were true, be no practicable bar to a united municipality, since all of that territory is now under the laws and ordinances of one or the other city. But it is not true. There is no ground in the interurban district proper that is. used for farming. In this district are the flourishing suburban villages of Union Park, Merriam Park, St. Anthony Park, Minnesota Transfer, Hamline, Macalester and Groveland, and it is nearly all platted into city lots and traversed by steam and electric lines. "The spirit of resentment which permeates said document is seemingly based on the alleged unprovoked hostility of St. Paul toward Minneapolis, developed within the past year. We refer to the records of the federal court as justifying the action of the St. Paul men who exposed the flagrant conspiracy to violate the national law, to which we presume reference is made, and this city has no more reason to apologize for that action than the law abiding people of Minneapolis have for cherishing a prolonged resentment. But we do not hold the whole people of Minneapolis responsible for the inconsistencies of this report of their Board of Trade committee. It may be true, as the committee alleges, that public opinion in Minneapolis is overwhelmingly unfavorable...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661583
  • 9781236661586