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Along the midtown Greenway between Nicollet and Blaisdell Avenues. I was down here looking for some geocaches (which I found) and I spotted this charming guardian of the emergency alarm beacon.

N 44° 57.023 W 093° 16.767

The Minneapolis Midtown Greenway was built in 1879 as an east-west rail corridor south of downtown Minneapolis. Starting in the year 2000 the Greenway has now been converted to an almost-six-mile-long bicycle and walking trail from the Mississippi River to Lake Calhoun, and it connects to other trails in all directions. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. A portion of the right-of-way is being reserved for possible future use as a streetcar or light rail corridor, as well.