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Highlights from Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer, 1947


Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1947

Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer, 1947


    Population 492,370.

    Situated on both banks of the Mississippi River, 10 miles west by north of St. Paul. The Falls of St. Anthony are in the heart of the city. It is on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; the Chicago Great Western; the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha; the Great Northern; the Northern Pacific; the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific; the Minneapolis and St. Louis; the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific; Minnesota Western; the Minneapolis, Anoka and Cuyuna Range (El.); the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern; the Minneapolis Eastern; the Minnesota Transfer; and the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie railroads.

    Among the more notable buildings of the city are the city hall and court-house, the Northwestern Guaranty Loan Company, the post office, the Municipal Auditorium, the Masonic Temple; Pillsbury Science Hall.

    Minneapolis ranks high in flour and lumber production. Other important industries are the manufacture of agricultural implements and machinery. Seat of the University of Minnesota.

    Minneapolis was settled in 1849. It received its charter as a city in 1867.



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Map of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1947