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Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Scott Anfinson
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: At the time of the interview Scott Anfinson was Minnesota state archaeologist, and, from 1975 to 1990, was archaeologist for the State Historic Preservation Office, located at the Minnesota Historical Society. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early archaeology on the riverfront for the West River Parkway; excavations of first Hennepin Avenue Bridge foundations; fires at Crown Roller Mill, Washburn Mill and Humboldt Mill; Russell Fridley's formation of the St. Anthony Falls History Committee in 1985; operation of the Riverfront Technical Advisory Committee; Archaeologist Scott Anfinson worked on the Minneapolis riverfront for more than 25 years and helped unearth remnants of early structures such as the first Hennepin Avenue Bridge and the gates of the water power canal. Immersing himself in Sanborn maps and historic photos, he documented the historical development of the milling district. Taking photos and working with the Technical Advisory Committee, he helped document the more recent changes on the riverfront and convey the history to the general public.
1.5 hours sound disc
34 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Anfinson, Scott F.
Made in: Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 117.1 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.1 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'