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  1. Pierre " Pig's Eye " Parrant, or Pierre Parent, was the first person of European descent to live within the borders of what would eventually become 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 would one day become Minnesota's capital city. History

  2. Apr 11, 2022 · As legend tells it, fur trader Pierre Parrant — nicknamed “Pig’s 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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  3. Oct 29, 2019 · Thus did the short-lived whiskey saloon of Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant become the symbol of moral turpitude and a legend that foretold the birth of a new city on the ruins of one old man’s attempt to find a place to live. The tale, perhaps like that original letter, comes with a postscript.

  4. Nov 4, 2022 · Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, sketched in the 1830s. Pig's Eye Parrant floated a bit farther downriver for his new claim, stopping near another good river landing close to where the Robert...

  5. Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant was the first person of European descent to live within the borders of what would eventually become the city of St. Paul. Parrant arrived in Mendota in 1832. He began distilling his own liquor to make a living.

  6. Pierre Parrant, a Canadian voyageur who had been some years in the region and who had given Indian Agent Talia Ferro no little vexation by his unlawful practices to make sure of a first choice of location, began, about June 1, 1838, to build a lonely hovel in a secluded gorge at the mouth of the creek which flowed out of Fountain Cave in upper S...

  7. Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant, a retired fur trader and person of dubious reputation, built the area’s first structure known as the “whiskey seller’s cabin” at the mouth of this cave in 1838. The cave had a very clear, cold stream flowing out of it and into the river. Parrant was a coarse, ill-looking, low-browed fellow with one good eye.

  8. Pierre Parrant surnommé Pig's Eye, est un trappeur, pionnier et explorateur canadien, considéré comme le premier habitant (en tout cas le premier habitant d'origine européenne) de la future ville de Saint Paul, au Minnesota, connue à l'époque sous le nom de « Pig’s Eye ». Sa réputation est telle qu'il fait partie du folklore américain.

  9. Pierre Parrant (c. 1777-c. 1872) Pierre "Pig's Eye Pete" Parrant was a French-Canadian who spent most of his adulthood as a fur trapper and trader. In 1832, he moved to the squatter's settlement near Fort Snelling in Minnesota Territory and made his living making and selling bootleg to the settlers, Indians, and soldiers at the fort.

  10. › multimedia › pierre-parrantPierre Parrant | MNopedia

    The only known image of Pierre Parrant, Phelan’s neighbor and first known European to reside in the future St. Paul, ca. 1840.

  11. Minnesota Tonight 507 subscribers Subscribe 1.4K views 6 years ago In Minnesota Tonight's Passive-Aggressive Guide To Minnesota History, we take a look at one of the key founders of St. Paul...

  12. May 25, 2018 · Genealogy for Pierre Parrant (c.1777 - c.1886) family tree on Geni, with over 230 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. People Projects Discussions Surnames

  13. Apr 7, 2022 · St. Paul was once known as Pig’s Eye, after the French-Canadian whiskey trader Pierre Parrant, nicknamed Pig’s Eye, who played a role the founding of the settlement. Minnesota has 24 Fortune 500 companies, one of the highest numbers of any US state. These include the likes of Target, Land O’Lakes, 3M, Best Buy, and General Mills.

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