The 1888-89 St. Cloud City Directory was the first directory for this city. Known as Volume 1, it contains 292 pages, has an alphabetical list of residents, a classified business directory, business advertisements, and lists of government officials, churches, clubs and organizations. The directory also includes a list of St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway employees working in St. Cloud, and a 51-page historical sketch of St. Cloud. This directory covers the cities of St. Cloud, East St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids.