Friday, July 25, 2008

Cascade Creek

Yesterday at the Borders Bookstore in St. Paul, I saw an old map of Minneapolis from 1849. With the help of a magnifying glass, I discovered that Minnehaha Creek used to be known as Cascade Creek. The name means the same thing. I'm glad it changed.

Source: Map of the Territory of Minnesota Exhibiting the Route of the Expedition to the Red River of the North, in the Summer of 1849 By Captn John Pope, Corps Top Engrs. Drawn by P. S. Morawski.

1 comment:

Brandon Fesser said...

Cascade Creek was the name of the stream that ran through the channel now occupied by Ayd Mill Road in St. Paul, not Minnehaha Creek. You've misinterpreted the map (easy to do, given it's general inaccuracy).