Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with David Wiggins

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Titles Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with David Wiggins
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Historian David Wiggins developed and ran the riverfront tour program for the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board from 1993 to 2000. At the time of the interview he was in charge of partnerships for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The beginning of the riverfront tours in 1993; security concerns; expansion of the tours and development of scripts for the trolley drivers; the Stone Arch Bridge opening; Betsy Doermann's role in the tours; planning for the Mill City Museum; the role of St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board and the Minneapolis Park Board; the development of the Plank Road; exploring the canal under the Plank Road; David Koch's role in enlarging the concept of the Mill City Museum; plans for renovating the Father Hennepin Bluffs area; the arrival of a Dakota spiritual leader; the future of St. Anthony Falls; restoring the river gorge; the success of the Heritage Board.
Quantity 35 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Measurements 105 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Wiggins, David
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/05/2009
Notes There is no audio for this interview.

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 117.25 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.25 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'


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