Flour Power in Minneapolis

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Mill City Museum

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Mill Museum

Did I get home from Minnesota failing to blog about The Mill Museum? Okay…. one last entry about The Twin Cities!

If you or your mom or your grandmother baked loaves of fresh bread odds are good they used Gold Medal baking flour. Sifting, measuring, folding, kneading wheat was once a way of life for many generations.

Today the Mill City Museum is built into the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, grounds that can trace their roots back to 1874 when state-of-the-art machinery and hundreds of factory workers churned out more bags of flour than anywhere else in the world.

Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi river, St. Anthony Falls provided the energy to run the riverfront industry.

A must see is the film “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat,” a whirlwind tour of Minneapolis written by and starring local humorist, playwright and radio personality Kevin Kling.