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Dam, Locks and Ford Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

This image shows the dam and associated locks on the Mississippi River described here at U. S. Government Dam and Locks.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

The description states:

GOVERNMENT DAM AND LOCKS AND FORD BRIDGE, MINNEAPOLIS MINN.

Through these locks pass the Mississippi river boats and barges laden with coal, oil and industrial machinery. The head of navigation is at Minneapolis Municipal Dock at Washington Ave. South.

CITY OF LAKES AND PARKS

–The dam was originally built and owned by the Ford Motor Company and are now known as Lock and Dam Number 1. The Ford Bridge in the background is now known as the Intercity Bridge and carried 46th Street between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Mississippi River Vista, Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is an artists rendition showing a section of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

The description states:

MISSISSIPPI RIVER

This view of the mighty Mississippi River, near the campus of the University of Minnesota, shows the northern terminal of the Federal Barge Lines. In the background is the Cappelen Memorial Bridge.

CITY OF LAKES AND PARKS

–The Cappelen Memorial Bridge was constructed in 1923. At the time of its completion, the bridge’s central span was the longest concrete arch in the world.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is another view of Minnehaha Falls, located in a park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art Colortone” Post Card

MINNEHAHA FALLS

This famous falls, immortalized in Longfellow’s “Hiawatha”, is one of the many beauty spots of Minneapolis, city of lakes and parks.

Minneapolis is separated from the city of Saint Paul by the Mississippi River, similar to the way the Danube separates the cities of Buda and Pest in Hungary.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.