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In 1880, the Washburn Crosby Company entered several grades of its flour in the first International Millers' Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Those flours took the gold, silver and bronze medals. The brand that won the gold medal was renamed. Gold Medal Flour is still the industry leader today.

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The explosion that changed milling | A Taste of General Mills

The explosion that changed milling. The evening of May 2, 1878 at the Washburn "A" mill – the largest mill of its time in the U.S. – began as any other as the day shift crews left the Minneapolis mill and the smaller night crew clocked in. But at around 7 p.m., flour dust in the air ignited and the mill exploded.

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Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster ...

On May 2, 1878, the nightmare came true. In a single instant, the largest flour mill in the world was a crumpled ruin, and all 14 men who worked in the mill were dead. Huge chunks of granite ...

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General Mills art exhibit | A Taste of General Mills : A ...

Lisa's favorite piece ("World Markets") encapsulates flour milling in Minneapolis in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It's a large painting that includes portraits of the industry's leading figures, illustrates the flour-making process and even depicts the Washburn A Mill explosion in 1878.

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Flour Mill Explosion - YouTube

A massive explosion occurred in 1878 on the site of the General Mills "Gold Medal Flour" Mill in the much storied working Mill District of the Minneapolis of...

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Washburn 'A' Mill Explodes | praythroughhistory

May 2, 1878 "The mill explodes when flour dust in the air inside it ignites. The explosion kills 18 workers, destroys five other mills, and decimates the surrounding area. Debris lands in Saint Paul, and the shock is felt in Stillwater. The event brings instant notoriety to Minneapolis. The tragic explosion leads to reforms in…

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The Explosive Truth About Modern Flour Mills | WIRED

Baking bread might be a relaxing weekend activity, but making the flour that goes into that bread is a dangerous business. Ever since the Washburn flour mill …

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Mill City Museum - Virtual Tour – Joy of Museums Virtual Tours

Mill City Museum – Virtual Tour. The Mill City Museum focuses on the founding and growth of Minneapolis, especially the flour milling and other industries that used hydropower from Saint Anthony Falls. The museum opened in 2003, built in the ruins of a mill complex that dates back to the 1870s, on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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100 General Mills ideas in 2021 | general mills, general ...

Mar 14, 2021 - Explore Patricia Lohr's board "General Mills" on Pinterest. See more ideas about general mills, general mills cereal, gold medal flour.

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Gold Medal Flour | Historic Minneapolis Signs

The Sign Arguably one of the most iconic riverfront sights in Minneapolis, the twin Gold Medal Flour signs were built in 1910. The signs are approximately 42 feet wide and 45 feet tall, and reach 250 feet above street level at its highest point. Although accounts …

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Building History | Mill City Museum | MNHS

More about the mill explosion. Washburn A Mill Explosion, 1878 MNopedia In a matter of seconds, a series of thunderous explosions — heard 10 miles away in St. Paul — destroyed what had been Minneapolis' largest industrial building, and the largest mill in …

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Crosstown Commercial Group - Home | Facebook

Its neon-lit sign, "Gold Medal Flour," illuminate the night in the Minneapolis skyline. Its sleek glass panels juxtapose against the worn brick. This building in Minneapolis commemorates the former Gold Medal Flour Mill, which suffered an explosion and numerous fires during its operation. The mill didn't close into 1965, after 91 years of ...

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General Mills | USA Store Fanon Wikia | Fandom

General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. It is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The company markets many well-known North American brands, including Gold Medal flour, Annie's Homegrown, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino's, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs ...

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Massive Flour Recall Issued Over E. Coli Risk Impacts Gold ...

General Mills has issued a massive recall impacting 10 million pounds of flour sold under the Gold Medal, Signature Kitchens and other brand names, after a …

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Mill City Museum | MNHS

704 South 2nd St. Mpls, MN 55401. [email protected] 612-341-7555. Map & directions. Discover the lively Mississippi riverfront — the very birthplace of Minneapolis — and experience the fiery past and dynamic present of this National Historic Landmark. Built within the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is ...

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Our Flour - All Purpose Flours - Gold Medal Flour

Your Best-Kept Secret Ingredient. Just as every baker has a great recipe, every great recipe has Gold Medal™ Flour. Flour is the product of milling and sifting high-quality wheat berries into a fine powder. But there's a little more to it than that. The type of recipes you can make depends on the type of flour, which depends on the type of ...

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Washburn-Crosby Cooking -- through 1969

The Washburn-Crosby operation was expanding. From a 10,000 barrel daily capacity in the 1880's, they jumped to a 13,500 barrel capacity by 1895, after some remodeling and the leasing of a new "D" mill made the increase possible. Meanwhile in 1893, Gold Medal Flour continued to win awards, taking the top prize at the Columbian Exposition. 1893:

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spring wheat | praythroughhistory

"The mill explodes when flour dust in the air inside it ignites. The explosion kills 18 workers, destroys five other mills, and decimates the surrounding area. Debris lands in Saint Paul, and the shock is felt in Stillwater. The event brings instant notoriety to Minneapolis. The tragic explosion leads to reforms in the milling industry.

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E. coli O121 Outbreak Linked to Packaged Cake Mix

E. coli O121 Source Likely General Mills Flour, Gold Medal Use Reported Flour Lawsuit for E. coli O121 General Mills Flour Linked to E. coli O121 and O26 General Mills Flour Recall and E. coli O121 Outbreak Investigated by Law Firm . Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody.

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Stories from Adventures in Writing | Young Writers @ The Loft

Their "superlative flour" won the gold medal, so they renamed it "Gold Medal Flour," and that's how the explosion changed mills forever. This one is by Rosa K-D: May 3rd, 1878- Grace Henderson was setting the table for supper when she felt the ground shake.

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A brief history of Washburn A Mill | For the Love of Minnesota

A photo of the Mill after the 1878 explosion. Photo Credit. The devastating explosion prompted many changes in the regulations of operating milling factories. The Mill was rebuilt and re-opened in 1880 as one of the most "technologically advanced" flour mills in the world. The Mill would see another fire, though of less sevarity in 1928.

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Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster ...

All it took was a single spark. On May 2, 1878, the nightmare came true. In a single instant, the largest flour mill in the world was a crumpled …

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Mill City Museum Restores History from Ashes | W&W Glass ...

The original "A" Mill, built in 1874, was leveled by a flour dust explosion that claimed 18 lives. That explosion and the resulting fire destroyed much of the riverfront business area, cutting Minneapolis' milling capacity in half. The Gold Medal Flour …

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General Mills History - Zippia

, A New Kind of Energy Chairman, CEO of General Mills Earning Himself a Gold Medal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 22, 1996, p. lD. The current Betty Crocker, the eighth such recreation, was introduced in 1996 to mark Betty's 75th birthday.

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Washburn A Mill Explosion, 1878 | MNopedia

On the evening of May 2, 1878, the Washburn A Mill exploded in a fireball, hurling debris hundreds of feet into the air. In a matter of seconds, a series of thunderous explosions—heard ten miles away in St. Paul—destroyed what had been Minneapolis' largest industrial building, and the largest mill in the world, along with several adjacent flour mills.

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Gold Medal Flour - Minneapolis, MN - Neon Signs on ...

Gold Medal Flour is only one of a few U.S. grocery products to retain status as the top-selling flour in the country after more than a century. On May 2, 1878, a spark ignited airborne dust within the mill, creating a massive explosion that demolished Washburn A and surrounding businesses, resulting in 18 deaths.

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General Mills | Card Game Database Wiki | Fandom

File:Gold medal flour factory.jpg Washburn "A" Mill, the producer of Gold Medal Flour, now the Minnesota Historical Society Mill City Museum From 1976 to 1985, General Mills went to court as the parent company of Parker Brothers, which held the rights on the brand name and gaming idea of the board game Monopoly, claiming that the so-called ...

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Inside Mill City Museum: A Review | Minnesota Monthly

Their Gold Medal flour is still the No. 1 flour in the United States. The company continued to consolidate with other mills and became the Minnesota Milling Company. In 1928, the Minnesota Milling Company joined with other mills to form General Mills, which is still one of the biggest grain companies in the world."

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The Ruins of Washburn A Mill, Minneapolis - STATIONGOSSIP

The first disaster to befall the mill occurred in 1878, when a spark ignited airborne flour dust, creating an explosion that instantly killed all fourteen workers working the night shift. The ensuring fire spread to several adjacent mills killing four more workers.

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E. coli Triggers Gold Medal Flour Recall | Industrial ...

General Mills has begun the nationwide, voluntary recall. Sep 17th, 2019. IEN Staff. FDA. General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour after E. coli O26 was found during sampling. According to the company, the recall impacts bags with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020.

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Washburn's Legacy in Hennepin County | Hennepin History ...

In fact, Washburn's flour was so superior, it even won awards, hence the name Gold Medal. In 1874, Washburn built his second mill, called the Washburn A Mill. At the time it was the largest flour mill in the world. Unfortunately, that mill was the sight of a devastating explosion in 1878 that killed eighteen employees.

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Flour Mill Videos and HD Footage - Getty Images

Find professional Flour Mill videos and stock footage available for license in film, television, advertising and corporate uses. Getty Images offers exclusive rights-ready and premium royalty-free analog, HD, and 4K video of the highest quality.

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Mill City Museum Restores History from Ashes | W&W Glass, LLC

The original "A" Mill, built in 1874, was leveled by a flour dust explosion that claimed 18 lives. That explosion and the resulting fire destroyed much of the riverfront business area, cutting Minneapolis' milling capacity in half. The Gold Medal Flour sign still shines at night atop the adjoining grain elevator.

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