Flour Industry History

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The flour industry was a very popular minnesota factory and showed that Minneapolis was useful.Some industrialists came from minnesota and others came from the east coast.When some of the very well known industrialists came to minnesota there were already lots of other flour companies but they eventually became more popular than the older flour companies.pillsbury for example was one of the industrialists that came to minnesota and eventually had one of the most popular companies that was ever made in minnesota.On top of that gold medal flour company exploded twice from some type of dust that got in the machines.

When and how the industries of flour started in the late 1800’s.Lots of the industrialists were interested in the flour mills because they were the easiest to run out of the three main industries.Then later on a couple rich industrialists and a not as rich industrialist moved to minnesota to start companies and two of them did flour industries.That poor industrialist was no other than Charles pillsbury himself and the one who would soon become a very famous and rich man.The other man started a flour company called gold medal flour and was also a very big success along
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Minneapolis actually used to be a very popular flour company city.It had tons of flour mills that ran on the water that came from the Mississippi River and the nearby st Anthony falls in Minneapolis Minnesota.The first time gold medal flour exploded the roof came flying off and they eventually rebuilt the factory it exploded again and then officially closed the factory down.Now it is a museum and you can actually step into the very old factory that once used to have lots of machines and workers working but is now just an empty building still standing on a island in Minneapolis in the middle of the mississsippi river.Did you also know that when the Mississippi River froze over during the winter they would keep the dam going so that the nearby flour companies could still run without

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