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The Hidden Wall That Saved St. Anthony Falls 7:00-8:30 pm

When:
Monday, October 11, 2021, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Where:
River West
401 1st Street South
Minneapolis, MN  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jane Stacy
Category:
Educational/Cultural
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Deep underneath St. Anthony Falls lies a secret – a hidden dam, 1850 feet long and 40 ft high, that provides much of the water supply to the Twin Cities. It lies under the Mississippi River, beneath the limestone and shale riverbed. For over 144 years it has withstood the relentless demands of nature to finish its task. What is the history behind the dam? How much longer will it last? What would be the ramifications if it fell? Join us as we hear about the wall from John Anfinson, former Mississippi Park Superintendent and river historian. 

MCC is hosting programs for fully vaccinated members in accordance with the MN Department of Health guidelines.  Please plan to wear a mask at indoor programs and refrain from attending a program if you are not feeling well.