Fully Industry: The Minnesota Dress Industry

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Over the span of 150 years the flour industry in Minnesota has changed massively. The Minnesota flour industry got started in 1869. In Minnesota the industry was very small before Charles Pillsbury. In 1869 Pillsbury came west from New Jersey to Minnesota. Charles was full of courageous thoughts about starting a new business. Charles Pillsbury started a wonderful flour industry. Within 5 years the business was on fire. One of the reasons why our state succeeded in the flour industry is because we had many railroads and grains traveled by the trains. When Minnesota’s flour industry was at its peak, Pillsbury made 4,000 barrels a day. In the 1880s, the Pillsbury company built six more sawmills. Pillsbury had two identical units on

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