Crowds of people gathered along the banks of the Mississippi River on the edge of downtown Minneapolis to watch last night's Aquatennial fireworks show, sponsored by Target . This is on the west bank, near the Guthrie Theater, the Mill City Museum, and Mill Ruins Park.
- I'm taking photos right there. - drewgeraets
- what are these? - Niniel
- These are grain elevators-- they hold wheat brought in after harvesting, waiting to be milled into flour. Minneapolis was the flour-milling center of the world from about 1880 to about 1920. This area along the river was lined with huge flour mills, most of which are gone now.
- This is the ruins of one of the major flour mills. It has been stabilized and turned into a museum about flour milling.
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