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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
1. The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans Marker
Inscription. Minneapolis flour milling magnate, Cadwallader C. Washburn, was a member of a Maine family that sent four brothers to Congress, all from different states. Cadwallader served Wisconsin as congressman (1854-61, 1867-71) and governor (1872-73). His younger brother, William D. Washburn, also a Minneapolis mill owner, became a Minnesota congressman in 1879 and US senator in 1889.

George A. and John S. Pillsbury, brothers from New Hampshire, became frontier businessmen and millers in Minneapolis. John was governor of Minnesota (1876-82). George's son, Charles A. Pillsbury, built an empire in flour and the grain trade.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Location. 44° 58.909′ N, 93° 15.646′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on West River Parkway 0.2 miles west of Portland Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is along a walking path next to the Mississippi River. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops (within shouting distance of this marker); New Uses for Old Mills (about 400 feet away,
The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
2. The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans Marker
measured in a direct line); William de la Barre (about 600 feet away); Stone Arch Bridge (about 600 feet away); Historic Milling District (about 700 feet away); Indians at the Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); The House of John H. Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph N. Nicollet (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cadwallader C. Washburn. Wikipedia entry. "Washburn teamed with John Crosby to form the Washburn-Crosby Company... The corporation eventually became known as General Mills." (Submitted on July 10, 2011.) 

2. William D. Washburn. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 10, 2011.) 

3. John S. Pillsbury. Wikipedia entry. "...his greatest success came when he founded C.A. Pillsbury and Company along with his family." (Submitted on July 10, 2011.) 

4. Charles Alfred Pillsbury. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 10, 2011.) 
 
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The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
3. The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans Marker
Nearby Former Flour Mills image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
4. Nearby Former Flour Mills
<i> Washburn Flour Mill "A" Minneapolis, Minn.</i> image. Click for full size.
By A.C. Bosselman & Co., circa 1905
5. Washburn Flour Mill "A" Minneapolis, Minn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on November 11, 2014.
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