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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Portaging Around the Falls

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
Portaging Around the Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 18, 2009
1. Portaging Around the Falls Marker
Inscription. For untold generations of Indian people the Mississippi River was an important canoe route. To pass around the falls, the Dakota (Sioux) and Ojibway (Chippewa) used a well-established portage trail. Starting at a landing below the site now occupied by the steam plant, the trail climbed the bluff to this spot. From here it followed the east bank along what is now Main Street to a point well above the falls.
 
Location. 44° 58.889′ N, 93° 15.04′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 6th Avenue S.E., Minneapolis MN 55414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stone Arch Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Hennepin Bluffs (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettingill's Wonderful Water (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pillsbury A Mill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Pillsbury A Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Changing the Shape of the Falls
Portaging Around the Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 12, 2003
2. Portaging Around the Falls Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); The West Side Milling District (approx. ¼ mile away); Beneath the Surface (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .  The NPS website for Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. (Submitted on July 23, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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