Chain of Lakes (Minneapolis)
The Chain of Lakes is a district in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It is one of seven districts that make up the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, a greenspace circling through the city. The Chain of Lakes was formed as a series of parks in the early twentieth century, when the young city purchased all of the land surrounding the lakes from which Minneapolis takes its name and nickname (the "City of Lakes"). The phrase dates back to the nineteenth century, when an article referred to "the chain of lakes which, 'like a necklace of diamond in settings of emerald,' enriches Minneapolis."
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- "Chain of Lakes District, Grand Rounds", Minneapolis Parks site Archived September 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
- Journal of Education, April 10, 1884, p. 230.