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My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story

Minnesota Historical Society. Oct. 2019. 40p. bibliog. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781681340081.
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K-Gr 3–The Falls of St. Anthony near present-day Minneapolis was the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River. Originating about 12,000 years ago, it rivaled Niagara Falls in size and volume. Over many years, erosion, industrialization, and natural changes moved the river 15 miles upstream. The narrative, told from the point of view of the waterfall, explains the evolution of this mighty force. From early hunters stalking woolly mammoths to the harnessing of its great power for wood and flour mills to its current location, the waterfall is witness to dramatic transformations taking place on its shores. Powerful stylized illustrations in muted tones of blue, gray, and brown depict the many transitions in the Fall’s history.
VERDICT Illustrations and poetic text work together to show the changes to the St. Anthony Falls. Good for research on the local history of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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