Roots

The Great Falls: St. Anthony Falls
Produced by Dixie Treichel

The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District.

Lots of new music, quite by accident I must say, on the first hour of the show this week. That includes tunes by Nikki & The Ruemates, Living Things, Ross Kleiner & The Thrill, J D McPherson, Marcia Ball, R J Mischo, Jack White, and Anders Osborne.

 

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