12.22.2006

Yet Another Monument I Know Nothing About

Keeping with yesterday's theme of monuments I know nothing about but have seen hundreds and hundreds of times in my life, I'm posting the backside of someone who was very prominent in St Paul's history, an early settler I would imagine. I know he is placed here so he can keep watch on the city of St Paul if I recall correctly. But who is it exactly? That's another good question that I couldn't find on google. I see a couple of plaques on the bottom portion of the statue, I'm putting reading it in the spring when the weather warms on my to do list and I'll post a close up photo. Why spring? Because we finally got a little bit of snow here and winter is upon us in Minnesota. Is today the official first day of winter or was it yesterday? But to see a photo of our snow and the VERY large snow flakes that were falling, stop by fellow local daily photo blogger Carol of St Paul for an at the scene photo of our first snowfall of the season.

3 comments:

Annie said...

Congratulations on your snow. It's reassuring me that there is snow in MN now - I've been worried sick.

Meg in Nelson said...

What's the brown-roofed building in the background? That's newish - well, built since 1981, I think....

slinger said...

I don't recall the exact name, but it's the new building to house the Minnesota historical information. It was built in the late 80's.