St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary <ul><li>Flourmill - </li></ul><ul><li>a mill for grinding grain </li></ul><ul><li>into flour. </li></ul>Sawmill – a mill that cuts logs into lumber of different sizes.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary <ul><li>Industry - </li></ul><ul><li>the people or companies that manufacture a good or service within a category. </li></ul>Reservoir – any natural or artificial holding area used to store; regulate, or control water.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary <ul><li>Hydroelectric Power -electrical energy produced by flowing water. </li></ul>Waterfront – part of a city or town on the land beside a body of water.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary Mississippi River – the second longest river in the United States. Starts at Lake Itasca in Minnesota. Apron (concrete overflow spillway) – layer of stone, concrete or other material to protect the edge of the falls.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary St. Anthony of Padua – 1195 – 1231 Father Louis Hennepin’s patron saint and who he named the Falls after. He was a Franciscan monk from Italy.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary Tailrace – a channel for discharging water after the generation of electricity. Turbine Pits – an area lower than the main floor that houses a machine with blades attached to a central shaft.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary Locks - allow boats to go up and down the river Dams – a barrier that divides waters Riverbank - the sloped sides of a waterway acting as a barrier between the water and level ground to either side
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary Sandstone - a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains (quartz or feldspar). Dike – a long, narrow embankment usually built to protect land from flooding.
St. Anthony Falls Vocabulary Franklin Steele – 1830 – 1880 - laid claim to the valuable water-power by erecting a claim cabin of logs at the Falls. Headrace – a waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine.
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