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then went around town. Went out to capitol & through lower part of it. Saw a lot of old tattered flags mostly taken in battle and of Minn. regiments. The Capitol is of red brick, very plain, looks like a school building. Is not nearly so nice as the state houses of Calif. & Colorado. Went up on hill N. of statehouse & looked over town. Could see a large part of St. Paul - very smoky. Pioneer Russ building seems to be the highest in this part of town, about 12 stories Counted 30 church spires from top of hill. [[end page]] [[start page]] Could not see far it was so smoky - Central Presbyterian ch. is one of the spires I saw - Convent of Visitation is large. Nice houses on the hill. Both cable & electric cars - passer domesticus com. in streets - Saw the Hotel Ryan - No snow on ground at home or at Minn. A sharp, frosty morning ground froze - A clear day, thawed in sunshine -
passer domesticus - latin name for house sparrow Info on the history of Pioneer Russ building -http://www.russbuilding.info/main.cfm?sid=introduction&pid=aboutprop
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