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St. Paul mayor, community leaders announce initiatives to honor Rondo’s past, present and future

Deed for future community center transferred

On Wednesday, July 9, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman joined St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao, Minnesota Historical Society Director Stephen Elliott, Rondo Avenue Inc. Co-Chair Ronald C. Buford, and community leaders to announce key initiatives to honor Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood. Gathering at 820 Concordia Street, the future site for the Rondo Community Center, the deed for the property was officially transferred to Rondo Avenue Inc. organization. The group will work to secure funding to create a place to house historical memorabilia and create programming to commemorate African American contributions to Saint Paul. Continue Reading →

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Calling all Red Caps!

Rondo Days Festival searching for former Red Caps and families
The opening event of the 30th annual Rondo Days Festival will be a reception to honor the Red Caps, the station porters who welcomed and served travelers and the railroad industry at the St. Paul Union Depot for more than 78 years. As part of the renovation of this historic train station, the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) is commemorating these men by establishing the Red Cap Room on the depot’s second floor. All former Red Caps, their families and friends are invited to attend the dedication ceremonies at the Union Depot on Friday, July 12 at 4 pm. Over the course of their long relationship with the Depot, the Red Caps brought a sense of professionalism, commitment and dedication to those traveling the railroads, which enhanced the reputation the Depot enjoyed. Continue Reading →

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