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Entrance to the New Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
#5912 Entrance to the New Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
#5912
Woman Crossing an Intersection, Downtown Minneapolis
#5726 Woman Crossing an Intersection, Downtown Minneapolis
#5726
Santa Clause in the Holidazzle Parade
#5675 Santa Clause in the Holidazzle Parade
#5675
Floats in the Holidazzle Parade
#5671 Floats in the Holidazzle Parade
#5671
Holidazzle Parade, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
#5670 Holidazzle Parade, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
#5670
The Holidazzle Parade on Nicollet Mall
#5669 The Holidazzle Parade on Nicollet Mall
#5669
Wicked Witch on a Bike in the Holidazzle Parade
#5664 Wicked Witch on a Bike in the Holidazzle Parade
#5664
Beginning of the Holidazzle Parade on Nicollet Mall
#5660 Beginning of the Holidazzle Parade on Nicollet Mall
#5660
The Orpheum Theater Marquee in Downtown Minneapolis at Night
#5483 The Orpheum Theater Marquee in Downtown Minneapolis at Night
#5483
New Construction in Downtown Minneapolis
#5471 New Construction in Downtown Minneapolis
#5471
Downtown Minneapolis Skyline and Pedestrian Path
#5470 Downtown Minneapolis Skyline and Pedestrian Path
#5470
Qwest Building Tower Viewed from the Hennepin County Government Center
#5466 Qwest Building Tower Viewed from the Hennepin County Government Center
#5466
Minneapolis Skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge
#5420 Minneapolis Skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge
#5420
Minneapolis Skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge
#5418 Minneapolis Skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge
#5418
Minneapolis Skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge
#5417 Minneapolis Skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge
#5417
New Central Minneapolis Library
#5409 New Central Minneapolis Library
#5409
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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