Lola Aguado. Marta Méndez.Gemma Martín. María Ferreiro.
Minneapolis or "City of Lakes" is inMinnesota (EEUU). It is the largest city in the state of Minnesota, and the 48th largest in the USA.It was named for Dakota word‘mini’ meaning water with Greekword ‘polis’ for city. It has got around it the Mississippi river. The city is too rich in water with over twenty lakes and wetlands, the Mississippi river, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Chain of Lakes.
The origin and growth of Minneapolis was spurredby the proximity of Fort Snelling, the first majorUnited States military presence in the area, and byits location on Saint Anthony Falls, which providedpower for sawmills and flour mills. Fort Snelling was established in 1819, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, and soldiers began using the falls for waterpower. When land became available for settlement, two towns were founded on either side of the falls: Saint Anthony, on the east side, and Minneapolis, on the west side.
The two towns later join into one city in1872. Early development focused onsawmills, but flour mills eventually becamethe dominant industry. This industrialdevelopment feed the development ofrailroads and banks, as well as thefoundation of the Minneapolis GrainExchange. Through innovations in millingtechniques, Minneapolis became a world-leading center of flour production, earningthe name "Mill City". As the city grew, theculture developed through its churches, artsinstitutions, the University of Minnesota and Although the sawmills anda famous park system. the flour mills are long gone, Minneapolis remains a regional center in banking and industry. The city has rediscovered the riverfront, which now hosts parkland, the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater.
Professional sports are well-established in Minneapolis. Ithas got a basketball team“The Minneapolis Lakers”, thecitys first in the major leaguesin any sport, won sixbasketball championships inthree leagues to becomethe NBAs first dynasty beforemoving to Los Angeles.
The Minnesota Vikings andthe Minnesota Twins arrived in thestate in 1961. The downtownMetrodome, opened in 1982, is thelargest sports stadium in Minnesota,with one major tenant, the Vikings.The Metrodome is the only stadiumin the country to have hosted a MajorLeague Baseball All-Star Game,theSuper Bowl, the World Series,and the NCAA Basketball MensFinal Four. The City of Minneapolis would like to build a new stadium on the site of the Metrodome or near the Farmers Market on the westside of downtown.
The Dakota people, believed in the GreatSpirit and were surprised that not allEuropean settlers were religious.Those who arrived from New England werefor the most partChristian Protestants, Quakers,and Universalists. The first basilica in theUnited States, and Co-Cathedral ofthe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of SaintPaul and Minneapolis, the Basilica of SaintMary near Loring Park was named by PopePius XI in 1926. The Billy GrahamEvangelistic Association and World WidePictures film and television distributionwere headquartered in Minneapolis. Today,Mount Olivet Lutheran Church inMinneapolis has more than 13,000 activemembers and is the worlds largest Lutherancongregation.
Spring is celebrated five of may, Art-A-Whirl and the MayDay parade withgiant puppets. Summer is the perfect time to makeone of largest art festivals in theMidwest Metris Uptown Art Fair. Without forgettingthe Minnesota State Fair in thisfestival that lasts two weeks,you can enjoy delicious meals, entertainment and fun. Touristsenjoy celebrating with the locals at the official celebration of thesummerthe Minneapolis Aquatennial. You can hear and seegreat live music at the BasilicaBlock Party, which takesplace outside a church and of course,when winter arrivesperformed the famous WinterCarnival in St. Paul, the Winter Festival.
Mill Ruins Park: This is a park where you can see and oldfactory of products tipically of Minneapolis like flour.
This monument is very popular, its name is “Thecherry and the spoon”
We choose Minneapolis becauseGemma is going to go there in Augustbecause of she’s going to make anexchange with an american girl.We have fun doing the project, but itresult a little bit difficult because it isn’t apopular city, so the information it’s short.We think that it’s a beautiful place tovisit, and it has a lot of thing to see.