Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota
St. Croix rivers. The area is commonly known as
the Twin Cities. St. Paul was named the capital of
the Minnesota Territory in 1849. It was incorporated as a city in 1854 and became the capital of the State of Minnesota in 1958.
Our trip took place in July 2001 and included Chicago on the way there and Sault-Ste-Marie
the way back home. We enjoyed staying several days with friends in Minneapolis and exploring both cities. We also visited with relatives in Minneapolis.
All photos of the lanterns are taken in July 2001.
When it was possible, we tried to check the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its existence or conditions. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.