Religion: Presbyterians in St. Paul

"Mighty kingdoms will emerge from the wilderness and stately palaces and solemn temples with gilded spires. . . ." Thus, in the traditional periods of explorers, prophesied one Jonathan Carver in 1796, when he beheld the Mississippi from a place which is now St. Paul. It was not till many years later, however, that St. Paul's first settler Pierre ("Pig's Eye") Parrant built his log cabin there. During that time Major Gustavus A. Loomis and the Rev. Thomas S. Williamson were bringing Presbyterianism from the East to Minnesota which was then the West....

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