The River That Built It All

The River That Built it All

Here, you can see the upper horseshoe falls at St Anthony Falls, as well as an upper wall of the lock and dam. St. Anthony falls is one of the main reasons that Minneapolis was able to boom in this location, and while our reliance on water power has since dwindled, this river is still crucial to the city. We get our drinking water from the river (just a few miles upstream from here), and it also serves as a center for recreation. Even in December, the riverfront is filled with runners, bicyclists, and families enjoying the day and the sights.

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