Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans
—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
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, 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.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Politics •
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 569 times since then and 9 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.