Making (Mill)ions

IMG_3059At its peak in the second half of the 19th Century, Minneapolis was once the flour capital of the country. Drawing wheat from around the midwest, the city sprawled as citizens flocked in from multiple directions in search for a better life. This is the past of Minneapolis — flour industry has greatly shaped the status of the city as a important transportation and commercial hub. Pictured here is the original rebuilt site of Washburn A Mill since 1878, the largest flour mill in the world until surpassed by Pillsbury A Mill across the river.

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