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Washburn Water Tower's Protective Knights and Eagles

Posted November 19, 2020 @ 7:47pm

Washburn Water Tower's Protective Knights and Eagles~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~This gnarly, old oak has seen a lot in its lifetime.Until 1880, it was a placid member of a hilltop forest at the highest point of an expanding, encroaching southside of Minneapolis. An ideal place for a water tower.It was also home to a large eagle who...

 

The world's quietest place is in Minneapolis

Posted August 20, 2020 @ 10:07pm

The world's quietest place is in Minneapolis~~~ Tour Guide Notes ~~~Quiet’s a wonderful sound…Sweeter than an oboe or fiddle. Someday I’m gonna be found in the middle of quiet. --- From the song “Quiet” by Melvina Reynolds…The above songwriter will appreciate being found in...

 

Lakewood Chapel Minneapolis - Byzantine magnificence

Posted May 11, 2020 @ 12:04pm

Lakewood Chapel Minneapolis - Byzantine magnificence ~~~Tour Guide Notes ~~~ “If this chapel were somewhere in Europe, thousands of Americans would visit it each year...” --- a visiting journalist in 1931---I have guided thousands of Twin Cities Tours over the years, presenting multitudes of interesting attractions. ...

 

Twin Cities Streetcars and Streetcar Boats

Posted May 8, 2020 @ 11:21am

Twin Cities Streetcars and Streetcar Boats~~~Tour Guide Notes ~~~As with many American cities, enjoyable and colorful streetcars, tracks, and overhead electric wires disappeared in the 1950s when they were replaced by buses. Fortunately, a few are still maintained and offer nostalgic rides. One is at Minneapolis’ Lake...

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota - It's all about water!

Posted December 28, 2019 @ 3:32pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota - It's all about water!~~~Tour Guide Notes ~~~ The “minne” in Minneapolis, as well as in Minnesota, means water in the Dakota language. The “polis” is Greek for city, thus “City of Water.”Minneapolis is dubbed The City of Lakes for its many lakes. How many lakes? ...

 

Residential Architecture of Minneapolis: Prairie Style

Posted May 23, 2019 @ 1:15am

Residential Architecture of Minneapolis: Prairie Style~~~Tour Guide Notes~~~Nature embraces the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are nested in a vast evergreen and hardwood forest with lakes, streams, waterfalls, and the Mighty Mississippi River, which flows the 13 miles between them through a lush valley. This is the perfect setting...

 

 
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