The short answer is that apparently, at some point in the post-war era, islands were an out-moded concept.
"Why keep it an island? Let's dump dirt into the river so we can drive there," or some similar something said.
So it's not an island. It used to be an island. It's still called an island. That's kind of strange!
|[Harriet Island in 1915, when it was still "a piece of land surrounded by water."]|
We'll be bicycling around and looking at:
Old 7 Island
Island Station Island
and maybe some others.
In the end, I think we need to re-think the whole concept of islands. Islands are made and unmade. Water is always changing, and rivers especially so.
Maybe islands are all around us, archipelagos of intrigue, chains of history, noble stands against the tide?
|[One of the only sidewalks to Railroad Island, a lonely link.]|
What: Guided bicycle tour of at least seven (7) "islands" of Saint Paul
When: This Saturday, September 24th, departing at 2:30pm
Where: Leaving from Red River Kitchen at City House, along the Mississippi just upriver from Shepard and Eagle.
Why: Because it's there... or because it's not there
Who: Anyone. Free. Please consider tips or supporting me on my Patreon page!
|[This used to be an island.]|