Professional Practice

Along the Mississippi: Past, Present, and Future

Date: 4/22/2018 - 4/22/2018

Type: Events

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Minnesota

Description: Designated as the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi at the Twin Cities offers a more dramatic change of character than anywhere else along its entire 2,300-mile length. Entering Minneapolis as a modest prairie river, it plunges over St. Anthony Falls (the river’s only true waterfall), and passes through a deep, wooded gorge before emerging as a large floodplain river as it exits Saint Paul. With layers of natural, sacred, industrial, and recreational meaning and use, this varied segment of the river provides a rich space for study and exploration. From transportation and recreation sites in Saint Paul to Fort Snelling (1820), the tour will travel upriver to the historic milling district around St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, seeing examples of ruins and renovations, including Mill Ruins Park, the Pillsbury A-Mill (1881), and the massive Stone Arch Bridge (1883), as well as views of Jean Nouvel’s nearby Guthrie Theater (2006). Price includes admission fee for two Minnesota Historical Society facilities.

This tour complements the SAH Saint Paul Seminar that takes place Saturday morning.

Tour Leader: National Park Service Staff


The tour will depart from the Kellogg Lobby of the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd.


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