I call this "Rough and Ready Americana." It shows the back yards of commerce and neglected river banks running through the downtown of a typical Minnesota town...Shakopee in this case. It still has a picturesque appeal to me, despite evoking an era of rapid expansion and exploitation in the early years of the American century. Someday there will be bistros and shops lining a gentrified promenade along this lovely river, and the deadwood will be culled, and flowers planted. For now, it is a reminder that the beauty of a river dies hard, and can be resuscitated quickly if there is a civic will.