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Clickable Map of Hennepin County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hennepin County, MN (180) Anoka County, MN (21) Carver County, MN (16) Dakota County, MN (46) Ramsey County, MN (114) Scott County, MN (9) Sherburne County, MN (3) Wright County, MN (5)  HennepinCounty(180) Hennepin County (180)  AnokaCounty(21) Anoka County (21)  CarverCounty(16) Carver County (16)  DakotaCounty(46) Dakota County (46)  RamseyCounty(114) Ramsey County (114)  ScottCounty(9) Scott County (9)  SherburneCounty(3) Sherburne County (3)  WrightCounty(5) Wright County (5)
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1Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 1 — 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board welcomes you to Minnehaha Park. The park consists of two levels: The upper level is maintained as an open picnicking area. Many of the city's traditional festivals such as Svenskarnas Dag are held here. The . . . Map (db m40787) HM
2Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 1st Infantry Division — United States Army
The heart of the U.S. Army is its regular infantry, with lineage going back to 1808. The First Infantry Division is America’s oldest division. In 1918 the soldiers of the 1st won America’s first major battle of WWI at Cantigy. In WWII the 1st . . . Map (db m70951) WM
3Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 1 — 2019 East Lake: Burma Shave — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Burma-Shave was introduced in 1925 by the Burma-Vita company, owned by Clinton Odell. The brushless shaving cream was advertised in an innovative way: small signs were posted along the edges of roadways, spaced for sequential reading by . . . Map (db m134584) HM
4Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 19 — 2107 East Lake: Porky's Drive-In — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Ray Truelson, together with his father, Roy, opened drive-in restaurants throughout the Twin Cities, including a Porky's Drive-In at 2107 East Lake Street. The drive-in restaurant concept gained popularity after World War II as Americans . . . Map (db m134583) HM
5Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 2 — 2108-30 East Lake: Twin City Rapid Transit Lake Street Station and Car Yard — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Opened in 1910, the Lake Street Station was one of six carhouses used by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) streetcar system that served Minneapolis and St. Paul. At its peak in 1920, TCRT had nearly 530 miles of track and 1,021 . . . Map (db m134460) HM
6Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 18 — 2217 East Lake: Axel's Lunch Room — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
In 1911, Axel Anderson established his lunchroom to serve railroad and streetcar workers employed at the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad yards, located just a few blocks to the north and at the Lake Street Station of the Twin . . . Map (db m134582) HM
7Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 14 — 2629 East Lake: Minnehaha Grill — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
In 1927, Christ Manolis purchased the candy store at the southwest corner of 27th Avenue and Lake Street. Manolis emigrated from Greece at the age of 13 as part of the Great Diaspora—the migration of hundreds of thousands of young Greeks . . . Map (db m134537) HM
8Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 15 — 2701 East Lake: International Order of Odd Fellows — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Since the 1880s, 27th Avenue and Lake Street has been a center of commercial activity. The area was linked to downtown Minneapolis in 1890 when the electric streetcar was extended down Minnehaha Avenue en route to Minnehaha Park. Its . . . Map (db m134539) HM
9Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 13 — 2721-23 East Lake: Lake Theater — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
The Lake Theater stood at 2721-23 East Lake from 1915 to the early 1960s. It was part of a group of theaters that obtained films through a "block system," rather than individual film selection. By 1926, this system alarmed the . . . Map (db m135079) HM
10Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 10 — 2730 East 31st Street: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church began in 1904 when a group of younger members of St. Peder's Lutheran Church, a Danish-speaking congregation, split from St. Peder's over the issue of English in Sunday school and services. The new church . . . Map (db m135064) HM
11Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 11 — 2916 East Lake: East Lake Branch Library — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
When it opened in February 1924, the East Lake branch of the Minneapolis Public Library was a vital educational center for the growing neighborhood. East Lake was one of the 13 branch libraries established under the leadership of Gratia . . . Map (db m135073) HM
12Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 3 — 3 – Master Map
1 Main Glen Entrance 2 Abandoned Falls Marker 3 Master Map 4 Ecological Marker 5 Spring-fed Wetland 6 Old Godfrey Mill Site 7 Lower Glen Geology 8 Camp Fire Area 9 Springs Marker 10 St. Peter Limestone Marker 11 Mississippi . . . Map (db m43665) HM
13Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 6 — 3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21 — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
The story of Fire Station No. 21 begins in 1894, when fire engines were large wagons pulled by a team of horses that transported firemen and equipment. Until 1901, the station had only a "chemical engine," an extinguisher unit meant to . . . Map (db m134487) HM
14Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 5 — 3012 Minnehaha Avenue South: Lauritzen Wagon and Blacksmith Shop — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Martinus Nelson built a blacksmith shop here in 1888. The smithy serviced local horses and wagons that kept area dairy farms running. Danish immigrant Christian Lauritzen took over in 1898. Business was good in the growing community, and . . . Map (db m134477) HM
15Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Academic Health Center — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
Beginnings The University of Minnesota created the Medical School in 1888. In 1892, classes were offered in Medical Hall (now Wulling Hall) on Pleasant Street. By the turn of the century, dentistry and pharmacy had become colleges in their . . . Map (db m156961) HM
16Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Architects and Engineers Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m80195) HM
17Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Beneath the Surface — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
This 1893 map shows the system of tunnels that ran under the West Side Milling District–part of the complex waterworks that brought energy from the 50-foot drop of the falls into the mills. Water from the river above the falls flowed . . . Map (db m28081) HM
18Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Bicycle Paths — Pedaling the Parkways
Which were used on parkways first, bicycles or cars?

The first vehicles to use the new parkways were horses and carriages, but bicycles soon followed. In 1887 the Park Board formally approved the use of bicycles on parkways, which fed . . . Map (db m164138) HM
19Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Big Water / Stairway of Water
Big Water The Mississippi River, paramount among North American rivers, along with its tributaries, forms the world's fifth largest drainage system in area – 1,244,000 square miles. The Indians called this river "Father of Waters", . . . Map (db m106852) HM
20Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 8 — Bridging the Mississippi — Midtown Corridor — C M & St P Short Line —
The CM&StP: A New Route to the West The CM&StP Railroad's Short Line bridge across the Mississippi River, completed in 1880, was the first of three important bridges in the vicinity. In 1888, crossing at Franklin Avenue and Lake Street also . . . Map (db m200507) HM
21Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Bridging the Stream — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
People have long crossed the river at about this point. This was a natural fording place, used by Native Americans and also by soldiers from Fort Snelling. The first documented ferry service was provided by a Dakota Indian woman with her canoe in . . . Map (db m50228) HM
22Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 3 — Building the Corridor — The CM&StP Grade Separation — Midtown Corridor: CM & St P Grade Separation Historic District —
A Grade Separation Campaign As part of its westward expansion, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad (CM&StP) built its Hastings and Dakota line across south Minneapolis in 1879-81. The tracks crossed what was then the city's southern . . . Map (db m201047) HM
23Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Campus Design — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
The Knoll (1886–1907) The oldest University of Minnesota buildings are on the north end of campus. They were built facing an open area with a knoll. This area stretched from the Pillsbury Gate, on the corner of University Avenue and . . . Map (db m156840) HM
24Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Changing the Shape of the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
When Europeans first saw the falls, the crest was well below Hennepin Island. Natural erosion caused the line of the falls to move steadily upriver at about four feet a year. By the 1850s, the cataract was approaching the upper limit of the . . . Map (db m28025) HM
25Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Christ Church Lutheran — National Register of Historic Places — June 20, 2001 —
Christ Church Lutheran was founded on 1911. This building, designed by world famous Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen, was completed in 1949. Immediately the building received international acclaim as one of the earliest examples of modernist design . . . Map (db m50066) HM
26Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Coffman Memorial Union — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
A Gathering Place In a nation still gripped by the Depression, the lavish new union on the University of Minnesota campus attracted national attention. The building was much needed, but a long time in coming. Although there had been . . . Map (db m156834) HM
27Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Col. John H. Stevens
Born June .13. 1820 Died May .28. 1900 First settler in the City of Minneapolis.Map (db m17234) HM
28Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Como–Harriet Streetcar Line
For 74 years this transit railway carried passengers to downtown jobs, to University of Minnesota classes, and to picnics and concerts on the shores of Lake Harriet. Steam passenger trains of the Minneapolis, Lyndale & Minnetonka Railway first . . . Map (db m38850) HM
29Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Continuing Education — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
Scholarship and Public Service Not long after the University of Minnesota first opened its doors, it began offering courses for part-time students. By 1884, adults in the community could study literature and language, biology, physical and . . . Map (db m156787) HM
30Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Eagles
The Eagles installed on the Convention Center Plaza are artifacts removed from the 1927 era Auditorium which was located on the nearby site now occupied by the new Minneapolis Convention Center. The old Auditorium was bounded by Grant Street on . . . Map (db m91399) HM
31Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Eliza Winston — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
By 1860 St. Anthony had become a favorite summer resort for wealthy southerners who traveled on steamboats up the Mississippi. Often they and their black slaves stayed at the Winslow House. One such slave was Eliza Winston. Slavery was illegal in . . . Map (db m42714) HM
32Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Fair Oaks — A Mansion for a Park
Did you know that 'Washburn Fair Oaks' was originally the name of the mansion that once stood here? One of the largest homes in Minneapolis in the 1880s, it was built by William D. Washburn. His brother Cadwallader Washburn founded the . . . Map (db m156784) HM
33Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Father Hennepin Bluffs
This was the site from which Father Louis Hennepin, the Franciscan Priest, first viewed the Falls of St. Anthony in June of 1680. He named the falls after his patron saint St. Anthony of Padua. The famous waterfall was responsible for the birth . . . Map (db m21030) HM
34Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — First School House
. . . Map (db m65803) HM
35Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Former Site of Plymouth Congregational Church — 1875 to 1907
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36Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Founders of Central Lutheran Church
John H. Field · O.L. Loberg · Dr. F. Moody S.A. Nelson · Oliver Prestholdt Dr. Ivar Sivertsen · Dr. C.O. Solberg J.S. Strate · E. H. Sund · Dr. A.C. Tingdale R. T. Tingdale · Christian Wangaard Founders . . . Map (db m91375) HM
37Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Four Marine Raider Battalions Memorial
February 16th 1942 Midway, Tulagi, Makin; February 1st 1944 Russell Islands, New Georgia, Bouganville. Guadacanal-In Memory and Honor of the 8,078 men of the four Marine Raider battalions who fought in World War II, 892 of whom died in battle, 2420 . . . Map (db m107342) WM
38Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Fourth Marine Division Memorial — Fourth Marine Division Association
In memoriam to the 3298 men of the Fourth Marine Division of WW II who fell in battle, the 14424 wounded in action and those of us who have joined them. Semper Fidels Roi Namur Marshall Is. 2-1-1944; Saipan Marianas Is. 6-15-1944; Iwo Jima . . . Map (db m107345) WM
39Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Franklin Steele — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
A young Pennsylvanian won the race to grab land at the Falls of St. Anthony after the area was opened to settlement in 1838. Franklin Steele, the sutler (civilian storekeeper) at Fort Snelling, staked his claim in a moonlight caper that beat out the . . . Map (db m155490) HM
40Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Geology of Minnesota — Lake Harriet Region
     The continental glaciers spreading over Minnesota during the great ice ages brought vast quantities of rock material from the north to be dumped indiscriminately during the recession of the ice. Old river valleys were filled and belts of . . . Map (db m37863) HM
41Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Geology of Minnesota — Minnehaha Falls
     Near Fort Snelling, 10,000 years ago, melt water from the Wisconsin glacier was discharged through the Mississippi River and plunged over a ledge of Platteville limestone into a gorge cut chiefly in the white St. Peter sandstone. The . . . Map (db m40765) HM
42Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — George Washington Bi-Centennial Tree
Planted April 27 1932 This tablet placed Americanization Day April 27 1934 By Halvarson-Bowers Aux' 187 Veterans of Foreign Wars Map (db m17227) HM
43Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Gunnar Wennerberg — Swedish Poet, Composer, Educator and Statesman — 1817 – 1901 —
[In Swedish and English, English version follows]: Oh God, who rulest fate of nations, Almighty thou in every land; Who holdest life and death’s privations. Within the hollow of thy hand, Whatever punishment thou wieldest For . . . Map (db m17235) HM
44Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Harriet Bandshells / Our Park Legacy — Music, Wind and Fire on the Lake — Established 1993 —
Do you know how many bandshells have been built at Lake Harriet? Five, each built with a distinct style and features. 1888: The first bandshell was constructed by the Minneapolis Street Railway Company on their property near the rail line. . . . Map (db m86816) HM
45Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 17 — Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Early area survey maps from 1839 show a trail roughly corresponding to present-day Minnehaha Avenue running between Fort Snelling and the Falls of St. Anthony. Following the creation of the Minnesota Territory in 1849, the general . . . Map (db m134546) HM
46Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Historic Milling District
This aerial view shows the gatehouse, water power canal and adjacent mills as they appeared in 1945. They, together with similar structures on the east bank, made Minneapolis the milling capital of the nation from 1880-1930. Changes in marketing and . . . Map (db m27169) HM
47Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — History of the Garden — Eloise Butler—Wildflower Garden Founder
“. . . a bit of natural growth is a source of greater delight to the true nature lover than the most beautiful and most highly cultivated garden” —Eloise Butler Teacher and botanist Eloise Butler was the Garden's . . . Map (db m86830) HM
48Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Indians at the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
For Native American people, the Falls of St. Anthony was a landmark and sacred place. The river was a major highway for trade and travel. Although no Indian villages have been recorded here, oral traditions suggest frequent visits for fishing and . . . Map (db m43661) HM
49Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — John Harrington Stevens House
Built in 1850, this was the first house on the west bank of the Mississippi, located at Saint Anthony Falls near the present-day Minneapolis Post Office. John H. Stevens received permission to occupy the site, a part of the Fort . . . Map (db m17264) HM
50Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Joseph N. Nicollet — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Nicollet Island bears the name of a French scholar and scientist who explored the headwaters of the Mississippi for the US government in 1836. Accompanied by some Ojibway friends and two hired voyageurs, Joseph Nicollet camped by the falls for . . . Map (db m38455) HM
51Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 7 — Longfellow School — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Initially known as Centennial School, the original Longfellow School stood on the NE corner of Lake and Minnehaha between 1876 and 1919. In the early 1880s, the City of Minneapolis annexed the area, and the Minneapolis Board of Education . . . Map (db m135063) HM
52Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Basilica and Churches
Construction on the Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Avenue, began in 1907. It is the country's first Basilica and acts as an anchoring landmark on the north side of Loring Park. The church was planned by French architect Emmanuel . . . Map (db m91409) HM
53Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings
Loring Park has 14 historically designated buildings as well as the Harmon Place Historic Auto District. Some of the designated buildings include the Minneapolis Woman's Club, the Basilica of St. Mary, the Loring Theater, the Wesley Methodist . . . Map (db m91408) HM
54Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing
The Loring Park Development District was created in 1972 to plan and underwrite high density residential and commercial building through tax increment financing. Ten blocks were demolished and redeveloped in an area roughly between the south . . . Map (db m91435) HM
55Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing
The Loring Park neighborhood is home to one of the city's oldest neighborhood organizations. In 1972, neighbors banded together in a successful fight to prevent the demolition of the historic 1906 Loring Park Shelter Building. Forming the . . . Map (db m91436) HM
56Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone
Surveys conducted in the early 19th Century identified several significant geological features of the area now known as the Loring Park neighborhood. One was "The Devil's Backbone," a long ridge located about one mile south of the Mississippi . . . Map (db m91406) HM
57Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Lucy Wilder Morris — and Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
Did you know that this park began as a power plant easement? A local amateur historian, Lucy Wilder Morris, convinced the St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company to grant an easement for a small park here in 1924. Lucy's interest in local . . . Map (db m155469) HM
58Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Main Street Builds — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The village of St. Anthony was platted in 1849, and by 1855 a number of frame buildings stood along Main Street. In that year brothers Moses and Rufus Upton constructed a fine business block from locally made brick and opened a store on the ground . . . Map (db m155483) HM
59Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Marcy~Holmes — Minneapolis' Oldest Neighborhood
Here You Are Here, by the only natural waterfalls on the Mississippi River, the town of St. Anthony Falls got its start in the 1850s. The falls, considered sacred by the Native Americans who once called this area home, powered the mills that . . . Map (db m155548) HM
60Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Milwaukee Avenue Historic District — 1970s: Rehabilitation of the Historic District
By the 1960s, generations of heavy use had taken a toll on the houses. Fewer families remained. Many homes became rental properties for students and artists. As front porches were enclosed and deteriorated brick was covered with stucco, the area's . . . Map (db m151471) HM
61Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Map — Minneapolis, Minnesota — The Museum in the Streets — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
History of Lake Street When the City of Minneapolis was established in 1856, Lake Street was a mile beyond the southern boundary of the city. Early Lake Street was home to dance halls, lumberyards, churches, horsesheds and . . . Map (db m144127) HM
62Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 16 — Minneapolis-Moline — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
For nearly 100 years, this site was the location of a farm implements production facility. In 1873, a group of businessmen that included Dorilus Morrison, Minneapolis' first mayor, established Minneapolis Harvester Works. In 1880, the . . . Map (db m156974) HM
63Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Minnehaha Depot
Milwaukee Road station agents affectionately referred to the quaint little Minnehaha Depot as "the Princess." Its delicate gingerbread architecture is reminiscent of the Victorian era when ladies in bustles and gentlemen in high collars traveled . . . Map (db m17233) HM
64Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Mississippi River — Horace Cleveland's Vision — The 125th Historical Marker Project —
Did you know that the Park Board has protected the Mississippi River as a park for over 100 years? Within weeks of its inception in 1883, the Park Board hired H.W.S. Cleveland, a prominent landscape architect, to create a comprehensive plan . . . Map (db m163894) HM
65Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — New Uses for Old Mills — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The square seven-story building with a sloping mansard roof at First Street and Fifth Avenue was built in 1879 as the Crown Roller Mill. It was then one of the largest and most modern flour mills at the falls, although its daily capacity of 2,400 . . . Map (db m43004) HM
66Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Nicollet Island Businesses — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The Nicollet Island Pavilion building was built in 1893 as the William Bros. Boiler Works. The Nicollet Island Inn was built the same year as the Island Sash and Door Company. Nearby was the large Island Power Building which was torn down in 1937. . . . Map (db m99665) HM
67Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Old Portage Trail
From time immemorial, Indians, Traders and Explorers among whom were Hennepin and Carver have used the Mississippi river as a highway of travel, unloading their canoes at the bend just below here. They plodded up the portage trail across what is . . . Map (db m140044) HM
68Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Opening Doors — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
Founding Principles The University of Minnesota was chartered in 1851 on the principle of broad access to education. Yet, for much of the University's history the advantages of higher education were out of reach for many. Economic, . . . Map (db m156522) HM
69Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Original Millstone from the Washburn-Crosby Flour Mill — (Est. 1879)
Gift to Washburn Community Library in 1971 by General Mills, Inc.Map (db m176844) HM
70Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Peavey Fountain
Given to the people of Minneapolis in 1891 by F.H. Peavey as a drinking fountain for horses. This monument was rededicated as a memorial to the horses of the 151st Field Artillery Minnesota National Guard killed in action in the First World War.Map (db m76192) WM
71Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Pettingill's Wonderful Water — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
A natural spring flows from the rock at the base of Hennepin Bluff below this spot. According to tradition the iron-red mud at the spring provided pigment for Native Americans. White settlers of the 1850s believed the water had medicinal qualities. . . . Map (db m21033) HM
72Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Pillsbury A Mill
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the History of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m95383) HM
73Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Playgrounds — The Innovation of Play
Do you know why there were no playgrounds in the first Minneapolis parks? Because the concept of a playground did not exist in 1883, when Horace Cleveland designed the first parks for the newly established Park Board. Parks were quiet . . . Map (db m176877) HM
74Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Portaging Around the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
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 . . . Map (db m21032) HM
75Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Powderhorn Oval — Olympic Proportions
Did you know that Powderhorn Park has hosted U.S. Olympic speed skating race trials? A beautiful setting and a pristine sheet of ice shaved smooth, in the early years by a horse-drawn blade, pushed Powderhorn Park to prominence in the world . . . Map (db m201355) HM
76Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Power on the East Side — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
During the nineteenth century, mills at the falls were driven directly by waterpower. Sawmills were often on platforms built out over the river, where water drove machinery through systems of shafts, gears, and belts. In the flour mills, water was . . . Map (db m155494) HM
77Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — President Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, and Governor Karl Rolvaag enjoy the spray from Minnehaha Falls. On that day in 1964, however, Minneapolis was experiencing a drought. In order to create the beautiful display of the falls . . . Map (db m41153) HM
78Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Prospect Park Water Tower
The Witch's Hat Water Tower was designed by Norwegian architect Frederick William Cappelen and constructed by the city of Minneapolis in 1913. Occupying the highest natural land area in Minneapolis, the water tower was built to improve water . . . Map (db m176758) HM
79Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Richard Chute Square
The University of Minnesota's first building, a preparatory school, was located on this site from 1851 until the University moved to its present location in 1855. When the city of Minneapolis acquired the land for a park in 1903, it was . . . Map (db m37825) HM
80Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Roar of Waterfall, Rush of Rapids
Standing near here at the river's edge 5000 years ago, you would have felt the spray and heard the thunder of a spectacular waterfall. If you returned once every 500 years you would have seen the waterfall carving the Mississippi River's only true . . . Map (db m163305) HM
81Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Sawmilling: The City's First Industry — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Long before farmers plowed Minnesota's western prairies, lumberjacks were felling pines in its northern forests. Beginning in the late 1840s, trees from Ojibway lands upriver were being cut into boards by sawmills at the Falls of St. Anthony. But . . . Map (db m155493) HM
82Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Sesquicentennial Trees
Trees planted along this parkway in the year 1939 have been named Sesquicentennial Trees to commemorate the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the first session of Congress and the inauguration of the first President of the United . . . Map (db m156475) HM
83Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — 4 — Snelling Avenue: African American Community — The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota — 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
African American families were among the first to settle in the neighborhood that grew south of East Lake Street. During much of the 20th century, restrictive housing covenants limited where African Americans could buy homes. Minority . . . Map (db m134464) HM
84Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Spanish-American War Memorial
Erected in honor of students of the University of Minnesota who served their country in the war with Spain 1898-9Map (db m156521) WM
85Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Spanning the Sciences — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
A Unique Collaboration Alone among the nation's major research institutions, the University of Minnesota is home to a single college that spans engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences. Designed to promote interdisciplinary . . . Map (db m156511) HM
86Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge
The Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge spans a natural chasm of 1273 feet channeling the Mississippi River and connecting the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Today this bridge is officially dedicated to the goals of peace and goodwill . . . Map (db m156483) HM
87Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — State Theatre — Built 1921 • Restored 1991
A project for the City and the People of Minneapolis by the Minneapolis Community Development Agency [City Officials listed] "Dedicated to the People of Minneapolis and their children and their children's children, that through the years it . . . Map (db m71879) HM
88Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Stepping Stone Between East and West — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Midstream in the Mississippi River, Nicollet Island served countless generations of Indian people as a crossing point and camping spot. After Europeans assumed the right to make boundaries, the island lay between lands claimed by England, France, . . . Map (db m155492) HM
89Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Stone Arch Bridge
"This viaduct...is the only one of its kind that spans the Father of Waters, and is one of the largest and most noteworthy in the United States. Firmer than the earth which supports it, it is constructed to stand the test of time." . . . Map (db m27042) HM
90Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Stone Arch Bridge - Great Northern Railway — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The Stone Arch Bridge of the Burlington Northern Railway is acknowledged to be one of the finest stone viaducts in the world, due to its massive masonry, lofty arches, and graceful curvature. Constructed: 1882-1883Map (db m152946)
91Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Symbols on the Skyline — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Several structures have dominated the crest of the hill above this spot. The first was a luxury hotel named the Winslow House, built in 1857 by James M. Winslow while St. Anthony was still a favorite resort and health spa. Its style of . . . Map (db m50208) HM
92Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Ard Godfrey House
Built in 1848, the Ard Godfrey House is the earliest frame house still standing in Minneapolis. An example of Greek Revival architecture, it originally occupied a site in the vicinity of Main and Second Streets Southeast. Ard Godfrey, a . . . Map (db m37774) HM
93Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Armory Building / Military Training at the University — 1896-1996
The Armory Building The University of Minnesota opened in 1869, assisted by federal subsidies and with military instruction mandated by the Land Grant Act of 1862. Since 1884, the buildings used for military instruction have met additional . . . Map (db m176660) HM
94Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The red brick building at the corner of Third Avenue and First Street was one of many factories that supplied the barrels used for flour. Called coopers, the skilled workers who made barrels pioneered a new role for labor in Minneapolis. When their . . . Map (db m44523) HM
95Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Basilica of Saint Mary
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m75412) HM
96Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Near this spot in 1630 Father Louis Hennepin first sighted and named the Falls of Saint Anthony. This is the oldest standing church in the city of Minneapolis. The front rectangular nave, built of native limestone, was opened by the First . . . Map (db m51065) HM
97Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Crash of Flight 307 — March 7, 1950 at 9:02 PM
During its approach through a blinding snowstorm, NWA Flight 307 clipped its left wing on the flagpole at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Captain Donald Jones struggled to maintain altitude as he circled around for another attempt. The wing detached . . . Map (db m56011) HM
98Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Falls That Built the City — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Here at the Falls of St. Anthony, where waterpower, river transportation, and eventually railroads came together, the industrial heart of the upper Midwest began to beat in the mid-1800s. Keen-eyed factory and mill owners from the states of the . . . Map (db m155495) HM
99Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The House of John H. Stevens — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The US Post Office stands on the site of the first permanent dwelling in what is now Minneapolis. The land was part of the Fort Snelling Military Reservation in 1849, but the army allowed John H. Stevens to build a house in return for operating a . . . Map (db m43036) HM
100Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Liberal Arts — Driven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
From the Beginning The liberal arts were established at the University of Minnesota in 1869 as the College of Science, Literature, and the Arts. A faculty of nine taught English, mathematics, philosophy, military science, agriculture, . . . Map (db m156701) HM

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