Mill City

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Flour power

Our major activity of the day was visiting the Mill City Museum. Both General Mills and Pillsbury were headquartered here. The General Mills headquarters have moved out to the western suburbs and the milling is now done closer to the wheat source or the transportation source. For a long time the mill stood empty and eventually burned down adding to the urban blight along the riverfront. The whole area has been cleaned up and the Mill City Museum has been built among the ashes of the former mill.

We learned about the history of Minneapolis. The history of milling. All about wheat. Etc., etc. Once again, it’s probably not a good idea to ask us (especially John) questions about milling. You’d get more than you bargained for.

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