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Shadow Falls

[Photo: River Overlook at Summit Avenue.]
This overlook near Shadow Falls provides a lovely view of the Mississippi River Gorge between Minneapolis (far side) and Saint Paul.
Photo by Gabe Ormsby © 2005 Friends of the Mississippi River
[Photo: Shadow Falls, Saint Paul]
The more adventurous wanderer can find his or her way to Shadow Falls from the overlook.
Photo by Gabe Ormsby © 2005 Friends of the Mississippi River
[Photo: Civil War Monument at Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard, Saint Paul]
The Civil War monument at the west end of Summit Avenue in Saint Paul. Downtown Minneapolis lies beyond the Mississippi.
Photo by Gabe Ormsby © 2005 Friends of the Mississippi River

Site submitted by: Steve Lee

Location

River Mile 849.50 — Left Descending Bank

Significance

Hiking
History

Description

This 1922 monument was erected by the Daughters of American Revolution in memory of the Ramsey County Civil War dead. Done in Cold Spring granite, the 36-foot-high monument meant to show man's nature by the roughness of the base rock, which is smoothed by the effect of courage and patriotism to the height of supreme sacrifice and peace as shown by the mounted cross. The crowning lamp and flame signify the torch of patriotism, lighted by the sacrifice of these men and women (Saint Paul Parks Department Memorial notebook). An adventurer can take the footpaths beyond the stone wall to the falls or to an overlook of the river. Or one can approach the falls from the eastern point of the ravine at the foot of Snelling Avenue.

 

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