Several people have pointed out my error in the location of Cheever’s Tower in yesterday’s post. No one has yet come up with an explanation of the tower that caused Tower Hill to be given that name. I bet someone will.
But Tom Trow has come up with what is a first, to my knowledge: a photo that shows the precise location of Cheever’s Tower. He believes it is the only photo of the tower other than the stereoscope view. He says he has never shown it outside of talks he has given. I present it with his permission. Great find, Tom.
Tom writes: “I created (the image) by taking a lantern slide from the Henn Co. Library’s Atheneum collection, and making a closeup with a Nikkon – and then digitized it.”
You can better appreciate Tom’s detective work when you see the original photo by Benjamin Franklin Upton, this from the Minnesota Historical Society’s online collection.
David C. Smith minneapolisparkhistory[at]q.com
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