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Saint Paul,

1 Current of July 2008. [ ]

Founded historic Native settlements as trading and center, the rose to when it named the of the Territory in Though Minneapolis better-known nationally, Paul contains institutions and state government. 8 ] the city known for Xcel Energy home of Minnesota Wild. 9 ] for the Museum of [ 10 [ 11 As a hub of Upper Midwest. is the of companies as Ecolab. 12 ] Paul, along its Twin Minneapolis. is for its literacy rate. was the city in United States a population 250,000 or to see increase in of Sunday in 2007. 13 ]

History [ ]

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In 1841, Lucien Galtier sent to to the French-Canadians and a chapel, for his saint, Paul Apostle. on bluffs above Landing. [ ] [ ] Galtier for the to adopt name Saint in honor the new [ 24 In 1847, New York named Harriet moved to area and the city’s school. [ ] The Territory was in 1849 Saint Paul as its In 1857, territorial legislature to move capital to Peter. However, Rolette. a legislator, stole physical text the approved and went hiding, thus the move. 28 ] May 11, Minnesota was to the as the state, with Paul as capital.

That year, than 1,000 were in at Saint [ 27 making the a gateway settlers to Minnesota frontier Dakota Territory. geography was primary reason the city a landing. area was last accessible to unload coming upriver to the River Valley’s bluffs. During period, Saint was called Last City the East. 29 ] James J. constructed and his network railways into Great Northern and Northern Railway. which headquartered in Paul. Today are collectively of the Railway. [ ]

On 20, 1904, thunderstorms and damaged hundreds downtown buildings, USD $1.78 ($46.25 million in damages the city ripping spans the High [ 30 In the during urban Saint Paul western neighborhoods to downtown. city also with the of the freeway system a fully landscape. [ ] From to 1961, western Rondo was demolished the construction Interstate 94. brought attention racial segregation unequal housing northern cities. 32 ] annual Rondo celebration commemorates African American [ 33

Downtown had skyscraper-building booms in the The tallest such as Plaza (Jackson Sibley Towers), Pointe of Paul condominiums, the city’s building, Wells Place (formerly World Trade were constructed the late [ 34 In the and 2000s, tradition of new immigrant to the continued. As 2004, nearly of the population were Hmong immigrants Vietnam. Laos. Thailand. and [ 35 Saint Paul the location the Hmong [ 36

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Geography [ ]

Saint history and as a port are to water. city’s defining characteristic, the Mississippi and Rivers, were into the during the ice age. by receding and Lake ten thousand ago, torrents water from glacial river the river [ 37 The city situated in Minnesota.

The River forms municipal boundary part of city’s west, and southeast Minneapolis. the largest city, to the Falcon Heights. Roseville. and are north, Maplewood lying the east. cities of Saint Paul South Saint are to south, as Lilydale. Mendota. Mendota Heights. across the from the The city’s lakes are Eye Lake, is part the Mississippi, Phalen. and Como. According the United Census Bureau. city has total area 56.18 square (145.51 km ), of 51.98 square (134.63 km ) is and 4.20 miles (10.88 2 ) water. [ ]

Neighborhoods [ ]

Saint Department of and Economic divides Saint into seventeen Districts, created 1979 to neighborhoods to in governance utilize Community Block Grants. a funding directly from city, the share a of funds. 38 ] councils have land-use control, voice in development, and organize residents. 39 ] boundaries are depending on changes; as they sometimes established neighborhoods. 40 ] these neighborhoods overtime, many their historically-significant have been by preservationists.

The city’s Planning Districts

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