Photos: St. Anthony Falls and the changing Minneapolis riverfront

St. Anthony Falls around 1860
Courtesy Minnesota History Center

The story of St. Anthony Falls is inextricably tied to the story of Minneapolis, where a city grew up around more than 150 years of attempts — some successful and some disastrous — to yoke the only waterfall of the longest river in North America.

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