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A History of Famous Minnesota Couples

For many years, if Minnesotans desired to keep informed about coupling and uncoupling, they experienced just one actual possibility: C.J.’s column in the Star Tribune. Nicely, soon after approximately thirty many years of gossip, C.J. retired in September, and now it is up to us to make sense of it all, just in time for Valentine’s Day. So, what is enjoy? Is it, as Shakespeare wrote, smoke lifted with the fume of sighs—or, in February, are we just looking at our breath?


1863

Younger steamboat entrepreneur James J. Hill fulfills a teenage waitress, Mary Theresa Mehegan, in the Service provider Hotel’s eating room. Right after sending his fiancée off to finishing faculty, he marries her 4 many years later on in the parlor of Bishop Grace’s St. Paul household. Why not a church marriage ceremony? Hill isn’t Catholic.


1890

Laura Ingalls Wilder and her wheat-farming partner, Almanzo, shift

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