Above: James Melvin Young Sr. riding a camel in Egypt; photo courtesy Patricia Anita Young. Below: Patricia Anita Young; photo by Diego Vazquez Jr.
My dad James Melvin Young Sr. became a second generation “Red Cap Porter” when his uncle William A. Young retired circa 1949. Melvin was 23 years old when the St. Paul Union Depot at 214 Fourth Street in Lowertown was the gateway to the world. Working there was the spark that ignited a love for world travel for my dad.MORE »