In the early days of Minneapolis, the captains of industry had high hopes for developing a textile industry at Saint Anthony Falls. Textiles never really took off. Minneapolis was just to far away from eastern markets and shipping centers to compete. The North Star Woolen Mill was an exception. In 1925 North Star became [...]
In the early 19th century mills began to appear along the Mississippi River near Saint Anthony Falls. Using water power provided by the falls and a variety of industrial technological advances Minneapolis became the flour milling capital of the world. The riverfront was lined with flour mills and gave birth to corporate giants General [...]
That’s the busy intersection of Fourth and Nicollet in 1902 . Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse was still under construction and gas buggies had to share the road with bicycles, horses and street cars.