St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota State, United States of America, is situated on the Mississippi river; a short distance below the point where it is joined by the Minnesota. The population increased from 500 in 1849 to 150,000 in 1891. The larger part of the city stands on a plateau 70 feet above the river, in the midst of an amphitheatre of hills. St. Paul is noted for its excellent schools. It is the head of the steamboat navigation of the river, and manufactures machinery, farming implements, carriages, and boots and shoes.