viewing the falls, 1900’s: part 2

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Vandalism? Disrepair? Deterioration? Someone named Will Taylor poses before Minnehaha Falls.

This photo is was taken on June 11, 1904, and shows that the Park Board’s viewing platform wasn’t holding up as well as one might hope.¬† This looks like a combination of vandalism and deterioration, with groundwater probably playing a part in the crumbling edge.¬† The land where this platform was looks like this today:

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