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The Falls

Title: St. Anthony Falls, East Side
Type: Photograph
Date: 1865
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Photograph of the east side of St. Anthony Falls showing a sawmill in the foreground and the Winslow House in the upper left.

St. Anthony Falls, East Side

Activities:

  1. The building in the upper left of this photograph is the Winslow House Hotel, which was designed for wealthy travelers. Why would you build a hotel near a waterfall?



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  2. Looking at this picture, what can you tell about the status of the Falls at this time?



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  3. What in the picture shows you that a lot of power is being generated by the Falls?



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  4. From what you have already seen, what would be the pros and cons of building an apron over a waterfall?



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