Monday, June 23, 2008

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Creek flies here, on its way to the Mississippi, at Minnehaha Falls. The word minnehaha means waterfall. The name of the city was originally Minnehapolis, meaning "waterfall city", as its activities in the mid-1800s centered around the waterfalls on the Mississippi and the mills powered by them, cutting timber and grinding grain. The letter 'h' was quickly dropped to facilitate breathing.

The name Minnehaha Falls beautifully hides its superfluity.

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