1910 image upstream from the Cedar River’s downtown dam in Austin; pictured is the old Water Street bridge that spanned the river and a grain mill in the background that utilized the dam.

LOOKBACK: Greenhouse owner makes heroic river rescue of girl

Back in 1911, 12-year-old fishing with friends atop downtown dam slipped into Cedar River

1910 image of the Cedar River flowing over the downtown dam — greenhouses on left; grain mill on right.
1913 image of Kinsman Greenhouse located where Riverside Arena’s parking lot is today between 2nd and 4th Avenue Northeast in Austin. Cedar River is along the right/east side).
June 7, 1911, article in Austin Daily Herald (we assumed the child’s last name should have had an “s” for “Richardson.”)

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.

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