2.4.1 History

Four historic districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Minnehaha District in the vicinity of Minnehaha Falls; the Nokomis Knolls District, a residential district at the southwest corner of Lake Nokomis; the Country Club District in Edina, an area of over 500 historic residences, commercial buildings, and other properties, including the Minnehaha Grange; and the Crane Island Historic District in Minnetrista that conserves 14 buildings that exemplify the type of seasonal residential lake cottages that served as retreats from city life in the early 20th century.  Camp Coldwater Spring is within the following areas: (1) Fort Snelling National Register District; (2) Ford Snelling National Historic Landmark; (3) Old Fort Snelling State Historic District, and (4) the U.S. Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Historic District Camp.  See Figure 7 for locations.