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Star Tribune Building, Downtown Minneapolis
#6802 Star Tribune Building, Downtown Minneapolis
#6802
Star Tribune Building, Metrodome in Downtown Minneapolis
#6801 Star Tribune Building, Metrodome in Downtown Minneapolis
#6801
Crowds at the Farmer's Market near Downtown Minneapolis
#6723 Crowds at the Farmer's Market near Downtown Minneapolis
#6723
Crowds Shopping at the Farmer's Market near Downtown Minneapolis
#6722 Crowds Shopping at the Farmer's Market near Downtown Minneapolis
#6722
Office Buildings on 2nd Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis
#6583 Office Buildings on 2nd Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis
#6583
HCMC Ambulance Speeds Past the IDS Tower
#6464 HCMC Ambulance Speeds Past the IDS Tower
#6464
Rush Hour, Marquette and 7th Street
#6407 Rush Hour, Marquette and 7th Street
#6407
Downtown Office Buildings (Fifth Street Towers and One Financial Plaza)
#6406 Downtown Office Buildings (Fifth Street Towers and One Financial Plaza)
#6406
Hennepin County Medical Center
#6393 Hennepin County Medical Center
#6393
Spire of St. Olaf Catholic Church
#6392 Spire of St. Olaf Catholic Church
#6392
The Minneapolis Club
#6391 The Minneapolis Club
#6391
IDS Tower and Skyway Foreshortened
#6389 IDS Tower and Skyway Foreshortened
#6389
35W Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis (cropped section of image 6381)
#6382 35W Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis (cropped section of image 6381)
#6382
35W Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis (now collapsed)
#6381 35W Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis (now collapsed)
#6381
Aerial Photo Including the I-35W Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis
#6380 Aerial Photo Including the I-35W Bridge Over the Mississippi River, Minneapolis
#6380
Rush Hour, 6th Street and 2nd Avenue, Minneapolis
#6322 Rush Hour, 6th Street and 2nd Avenue, Minneapolis
#6322
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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