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Who was Jimmy Lee?

His name on a recreation center is no assurance of recognition in St. Paul history

By Charles Hallman 

Staff Writer


Who is Jimmy Lee and why is a St. Paul community center named for him? “I never met him or knew who he was,” admits Dusty Horton, a Jimmy Lee Center recreation leader. “There’s a mural of him on the back side of the old building, in the parking lot, facing the football [field].”

“Unless you knew him, and knew him as it relates to where he was refereeing, people don’t have the foggiest idea who he was,” says Jim Robinson, a St. Continue Reading →

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