Location and General Characteristics
Minnehaha neighborhood is located in south Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bound on the east by Hiawatha Avenue, on the south by 54th Street East, on the west by 34 th Avenue South and on the north by Minnehaha Parkway East. Minnehaha and its neighbor Hiawatha both received their names from an Ojibwe mentioned in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, The Song of Hiawatha. Minnehaha means "laughing waters," as the waterfall in what is now Minnehaha Park were dubbed in Longfellow's poem.
Minnehaha in the fall
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011