By The Arthurs
dual towns exposed takes you from restored barns to aromatic apple orchards to the "Mighty Mississippi Bicycle experience" that runs from Minneapolis to towns a ways throughout the USA. journey the old, hand-carved carousel on the Minnesota kingdom reasonable, or walk the "Mississippi Mile" alongside the cobblestone major road to a row of old fashioned outlets, captivating eating places, and low homes at the water's side. remember the romance of Longfellow's "Hiawatha" by means of the showers of Minnehaha Falls, or step again in time and proportion the life-style of immigrant settlers at a residing museum.
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He made formal claim to the land for France, a claim of which the Indians were probably not aware. 1680 Father Hennepin, who had come up the Mississippi with LaSalle, was sent on with a party farther up the river and became the first European to see St. Anthony Falls, the future location of Minneapolis, naming the magnificent falls for his patron saint and later writing the first description of the country. French exploration then ceased because of the death of Frontenac, governor of French-America, and the expenses of the War of Spanish Succession.
And great it is! ” It defines the Twin Cities. For most of their beginning it was their umbilical cord, bringing in their needs and supplies, taking out their grain and their furs and their lumber, supplying their water and the power for sawing their seemingly endless timber and grinding their grain, supplying magnificent views of flowing waters, and giving the inspiration of a roaring falls. It begins in Itasca, which is a Latin, not an Indian, name. Henry Schoolcraft, the Indian Commissioner in 1832, first proved that he had found the river’s true head at Itasca, in Latin veritas caput (verITAS CAput).
Sculptures over the main entrance to the Capitol greet visitors. ” The charioteer, which represents prosperity, holds a horn of plenty filled with Minnesota products. The horses signify the power of nature, and the women leading them symbolize civilization. The group was regilded in 1995. Works of art were commissioned by Cass Gilbert for placement throughout the building. More than twenty types of stone are used in the halls, stairways, and chambers. Handpainted arabesques with designs of grains and fruits grown in Minnesota adorn the vaulted ceilings of the corridors.