Swede Hollow/Dayton’s Bluff

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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"Long before building codes and neighborhood zoning laws, Swedish immigrants first settled in what was then a marginal, flood-prone piece of land east of downtown St. Paul, in a small valley they called Svenska Dalen. For more than 100 years Swede Hollow, as it became known, was home to thousands of poor immigrant families living in essentially slum conditions—first Swedes, then Italians, and, in the last days of Swede Hollow, Mexicans— until the city condemned the area in the 1950s’ throes of urban renewal."

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Trail Information

Saint Paul
Nearby City
2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
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Jun 2018