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HHH Metrodome Stadium
#6237 HHH Metrodome Stadium
#6237
Qwest Building and City Hall Clock Tower in Downtown Minneapolis
#6225 Qwest Building and City Hall Clock Tower in Downtown Minneapolis
#6225
Wedding Party on the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis
#6214 Wedding Party on the Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis
#6214
Target Corporate Headquarters at Night
#6207 Target Corporate Headquarters at Night
#6207
The 3rd Avenue Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis
#6204 The 3rd Avenue Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis
#6204
Downtown Minneapolis Skyline at Dusk
#6192 Downtown Minneapolis Skyline at Dusk
#6192
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
#6191 Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
#6191
WCCO Radio, Second Avenue South, Downtown Minneapolis
#6190 WCCO Radio, Second Avenue South, Downtown Minneapolis
#6190
Entrance to the Grand Hotel in Minneapolis
#6189 Entrance to the Grand Hotel in Minneapolis
#6189
An MTC Bus on 2nd Avenue During Rush Hour in Downtown Minneapolis
#6188 An MTC Bus on 2nd Avenue During Rush Hour in Downtown Minneapolis
#6188
Nicollet Mall at Night
#6185 Nicollet Mall at Night
#6185
One Financial Plaza
#6137 One Financial Plaza
#6137
People Walking in Skyway, Downtown Minneapolis
#6136 People Walking in Skyway, Downtown Minneapolis
#6136
Downtown Minneapolis Skyline in Winter at Dusk
#6135 Downtown Minneapolis Skyline in Winter at Dusk
#6135
Wells Fargo Stagecoach in Bank Lobby
#6134 Wells Fargo Stagecoach in Bank Lobby
#6134
Expressionist Mural on the Side of Valspar Building, Minneapolis
#5914 Expressionist Mural on the Side of Valspar Building, Minneapolis
#5914
Minneapolis was first settled on the banks of the Mississippi River at St.Anthony Falls. The Falls drew settlers from Fort Snelling, who came upriver to harness the water-power for lumber mills. The settlement that grew on the west bank was "St.Anthony", later joined with the east bank to become Minneapolis.

There was always been a bridge connecting the east and west bank via Nicollet Island, near St.Anthony Falls. The Hennepin Avenue suspension bridge stands there today. The first few streets adjacent to the river on the east bank were called the Gateway district. Between 1880 and urban renewal in the 1950s, they were filled with bars, flop houses, and brothels.

The IDS and metrodome might be recognizable to non-residents, but I don't have close-up pictures of them here. You can see them in the skyline pictures, though. Other buildings pictured here include the Basillica of St.Mary, the Orpheum and State theaters, and the Milwaukee Road depot.

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