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A cache by meralgia, adopted by 3Humphs Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/19/2010
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1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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meralgia's 100th hide.This side of the river is my new home (now that the divorce papers have been signed and the closing is done)! ;)

Welcome to Lind-Bohanon! Please be careful of the plantings!!

According to a resource found by “I Love Interlopers”:“The Lind-Bohanon neighborhood gets its name from Jenny Lind Elementary School and the adjoining Bohanon Park.Johanna Maria Lind (October 6, 1820 to November 2, 1887), better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish-born opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". She is known for her performances in soprano roles in Sweden and Europe, as well as for an extraordinarily popular tour of America beginning in 1850, and for her philanthropic work.John C. Bohanon was born August 23d, 1817, in Alexander, Maine, where he followed the lumbering business until 1851, when he came to St. Anthony. March 26th, 1852, he moved to the land he now occupies, section 4, and was the second man who settled here. He has been engaged in farming and lumbering since he came to Minnesota. The development of steam-powered sawmill equipment in the 1860’s allowed the lumber mills to leave behind the increasingly congested waters near the St. Anthony Falls and move upriver to North Minneapolis. This allowed more water power to be devoted to the milling of flour resulting in Minneapolis becoming “the bread basket to the world”; the banks along the river upstream became to lumber capital of the Midwest. By the end of the 1880’s, both banks of the Mississippi were covered with sawmills and lumberyards from Basset’s Creek north to Shingle Creek. Lumber production peaked in the 1890’s but by the early years of the twentieth century, Minnesota’s timber supply was shrinking. In 1919 the last sawmill in Minneapolis closed it doors. The sawmill era in Minneapolis was over, although timber salvage companies continued to operate into the 1950’s. The main operator in this area was C.A. Smith whose corporate office building still stands today at about 4400 Lyndale Ave N. Today the building boasts the name Machine Specialties.

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