— Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —After the Washburn A Mill explosion in 1878, a young Vienna-born engineer called on owner Cadwallader C. Washburn with a dust-collecting device that he said would prevent such accidents. Washburn hired him to oversee rebuilding the A Mill. William de la Barre stayed as the engineer for the milling companies that controlled the use of the falls. By improving the water distribution system, he increased the over-all output of waterpower nearly six times. His work ushered in the era of hydroelectricity at the falls, and he remained active until his death in 1936.
|Placed By||The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 479311 N 4981104|
|Decimal Degrees||44.98308333, -93.26241667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 58.985', W 93° 15.745'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 58' 59.10" N, 93° 15' 44.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||612, 763, 952, 651|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23308 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55401, US|
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