— Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —People have long crossed the river at about this point. This was a natural fording place, used by Native Americans and also by soldiers from Fort Snelling. The first documented ferry service was provided by a Dakota Indian woman with her canoe in the 1840s. In 1850 John H. Stevens received permission to operate a ferry for the army and later that year built the first frame house on the west side. Danger lurked, however. Row boats and rafts were always at risk of being swept over the falls by strong currents and logs which had broken loose from booms upriver.
|Placed By||The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 479151 N 4981264|
|Decimal Degrees||44.98451667, -93.26445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 59.071', W 93° 15.867'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 59' 4.26" N, 93° 15' 52.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||612, 763, 952, 651|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 26801 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55401, US|
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