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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


  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?

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

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

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