Minnehaha, "Laughing Water," in Summer, St. Paul
Collection: Landscapes

Title

Minnehaha, "Laughing Water," in Summer, St. Paul

Subject

Minnehaha Falls (Minn.)

Description

On verso:
No. 298. MINNEHAHA, “LAUGHING WATER”, IN SUMMER.
About four miles south of the center of the “City of Flour and Lumber”, Minneapolis, in a pretty glen, preserved as a town park, are the graceful Falls of the Minnehaha (Sioux, Mini-haha, "laughing water”), 60 feet high, immortalized by Longfellow’s “Hiawatha.” The picturesque glen extends along the Minnehaha River to the Mississippi and forms part of an extended system of parks covering 1,600 acres and of twenty-five miles of boulevards, taking in several small lakes. Just below the falls the river is spanned by a rustic bridge. A smaller cascade further down stream has been nicknamed the “ Minnegiggle.” Nearby are the fine grounds of the Minnesota Soldiers’ Home. The Minnehaha River is the outlet of Lake Minnetonka, (800 feet above the level of the sea), of singularly irregular outline, encompassed by wooded hills and affording good boating and fishing.
A8523

Creator

Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

ca. 1890-1900

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

298



Citation
Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), “Minnehaha, "Laughing Water," in Summer, St. Paul,” Digital Canton, accessed August 16, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/792.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches