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  1. Pierre " Pig's Eye " Parrant was the first official resident of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. [1] : 134 His exploits propelled him to local fame and infamy, with his name briefly adorning the village that became Minnesota's capital city.

  2. Learn about Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, a retired fur trader who built the first cabin at Fountain Cave in 1838. Find out how he got his nickname, why he was evicted by soldiers, and how the cave became a tourist attraction.

  3. Apr 11, 2022 · As legend tells it, fur trader Pierre Parrant — nicknamed “Pigs Eye” — was the first European resident in St. Paul. Some say the man owned a bar and wore an eye patch. Others say he lived in a...

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  4. Oct 29, 2019 · Learn about Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, the squatter and whiskey dealer who opened the first bar in St. Paul in 1838. Discover how his crooked face and shady business became a symbol of the city's frontier past.

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  5. Nov 4, 2022 · Another "groggery" was built by a former voyageur named Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant. He set up shop near Fountain Cave — since destroyed — in an area close to what is now Shepard Road...

  6. Nov 1, 2023 · Brissette playfully used “Pig’s Eye” as the return address, referencing a popular local character named Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant, distinguished by his unique eye. The nickname caught ...

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  8. Nov 1, 2022 · Pierre Parrant was the first European settler in the area that became Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was known as "Pig's Eye" for his blindness and his illegal activities, until a Catholic priest renamed the place after Saint Paul in 1841.

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