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May 10, 2012

Photographing Minnehaha Falls

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Lori Williamson @ 4:19 pm

With summer just around the corner and prime picnicking season already upon us, we present a century’s worth of images of that perennial warm-weather sightseeing destination: Minnehaha Falls. Tourists and naturalists alike have long appreciated the falls and surrounding parkland for their dramatic views, shady woods and abundant wildlife. Luckily for future generations, they documented their trips in photographs, many of which are preserved in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Music credit: Cian Nugent, “Grass Above My Head,” recorded live at WFMU on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell, December 16, 2011 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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2 Responses to “Photographing Minnehaha Falls”

  1. Shari Albers Says:

    This lovely film reminds me that, although our family has visited the falls many, many times, I don’t think we’ve ever taken a picture like any of those seen in the presentation. Gotta get to that….

  2. Judy Van de Walker Says:

    I didn’t grow up in Minnesota, but now I need to see the Falls in person. What a great way to follow history.

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