From ‘Lower Landing’ to Hip, Urban Neighborhood
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From ‘Lower Landing’ to Hip, Urban Neighborhood

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Lowertown in St. Paul, Minnesota is home now to a new ballpark, loft apartments and a newly restored historic landmark Union Depot. But back when steamboats still ruled the Mississippi River, Lowertown was called “Lower Landing.” KFAI’s Jess Mador explains Lower Landing was the birthplace of the city of St. Paul and a major engine for much of the industry that helped put Minnesota on the map.