The land below the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood that rests along the Mississippi River has been the site of important places and home to many people from the earliest times until the modern era.
There was a Dakota village, an early brewery, an Irish immigrant settlement, a historic cave, a fish hatchery and a newly developed nature sanctuary.
Few physical structures of these places remain, but
once they were all closely related to the community high above them and contributed to its development. Here are a few of the stories from below the bluff.