16 August 2009

Human on a Stick

A fun way to tour the historical sites along the river in Minneapolis is by Segway.
Guided tours are conducted along the bike paths
that line the riverfront.

Along the river are remnants of the milling industry that made
Minneapolis from 1880-1930,
the "Flouring Milling Capital of the World
".
Gold Medal Flour was produced at the Washburn Mill
which later became part of the General Mills.

Detail of the outer wall of the Washburn Mill which is
now part of a restoration project
that created the
Mill City Museum.
The Museum is an incredible look back at the milling industry
with interactive demonstrations of the milling process.
A highly recommended stop for any visitor to the Twin Cities.

And the main reason for the beginning of the riverfront
industry is the St. Anthony Falls that provided
the waterpower necessary to run the mills.


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