Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mill City Museum

A view across the river to the EastBank and Pillsbury building
Water tower across the mighty Mississippi River
Raging Mississippi River
Shattered window 

Ruins from old mill
The Business of Food seminar, sponsored by The Blake School, took us on a trip to the Mill City Museum yesterday.  We learned that beginning in 1880 and continuing for 50 years the city Minneapolis was known as the "Flour Milling Capital of the World".   As milling was decentralized and incorporated into large plants that further processed the flour into products the Washburn-Crosby Mill was abruptly closed in 1965.  A fire in 1991 left a skeleton of a building that  has since been renovated into a museum.

While we learned a lot about the milling history of Minneapolis, this field trip also turned out to be a great opportunity for photography!

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