Poster – St Anthony Falls
Depicted by retired Disney artist Ed French, Pike’s men toil to portage their boats, provisions and baggage around St. Anthony Falls [Minneapolis, MN]
Completed July 31, 2019, this painting depicts the portaging necessary around an obstacle on the Upper Mississippi River.
- Medium: Ink
- Surface: Card Stock
- Size: 11″ x 14″
- 1 poster
Ed French is a former Disney artist, who has brought his enormous talent to depict extraordinary moments in American history, through the eyes of Zebulon Pike.
St. Anthony’s Falls was a formable obstacle for Pike and his men. It took them four days from September 26 until the 29th, 1805 to portage around these falls. Today the falls have been replaced on the west side of Minneapolis with locks on the Mississippi River.
Pike had just purchased land from the Dakota Sioux [the Pike Purchase] on Sept. 21, 1805 for the future site of Fort Snelling. The land purchased became Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.