Minneapolis River Walk: History Along the Mississippi (An Audio Tour)

New Audio Tour at Voice Map: Minneapolis River Walk

Long ago, when I worked for a newspaper in my hometown of Winona, I spent an entire summer in the historical museum’s archives researching and writing about the history of the town. It was a blast, but also was a good lesson in what it takes to feel connected to a place.

So when the opportunity came up to compose this audio tour for Voice Map, I thought of that time, and how this might be a chance to get to know my current hometown of Minneapolis even better. For the past year or so, I’ve been working on this. Now it’s finally out.

The tour takes you along the Minneapolis waterfront, across the Mississippi and ends Nicollet Island. Along the way we’ll learn to see it as as “Mill City.” We’ll look at the river and its wildlife (260 kinds of fish). And we’ll garner some useful trivia about Zubaz, Tiny Tim, Minneapolis music and more.

If you’re in town–or even if you’re not!–I hope you’ll join me: Minneapolis River Walk: History Along the Mississippi

Photo Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis