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|Stillwater, Minnesota Lift Bridge built in 1931 to replace a Swing Bridge from 1910.|
The name Minnehaha often translated as "Laughing water" but the correct translation is "curling water" or "Waterfall."
A Swedish novelist Fredrika Bremer visited St. Paul in October of 1850 and our Governor Ramsey and his wife Anna hosted her with a gala welcome and later Bremer published her "Home of the New World," in 1853 praising Minnesota's agricultural potential and prophetically observed,
"This Minnesota is a glorious country, and just the country for Northern emigrants....It is four times as large as England; its soil is of the richest description, with extensive wooded tracts; great numbers of rivers and lakes abounding in fish, and a healthy, invigorating climate....What a glorious new Scandinavia might not Minnesota become!"
|Clifton Suspension Bridge -Avon Gorge- City of Bristol, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, England.|
And one more view of this most lovely bridge....
|One more look at a distance of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.|