Break in the tunnel, St. Anthony Falls

Break in the tunnel, St. Anthony Falls

Break in the tunnel at Saint Anthony Falls, 1869.

Bridge Square; Light Tower at center, Minneapolis

Bridge Square; Light Tower at center, Minneapolis

Bridge Square, Minneapolis, with the electric light mast at center, c.1884.

Old lighting tower at Bridge Square, Minneapolis

Old lighting tower at Bridge Square, Minneapolis

Lower section of the electric light mast at Bridge Square, Minneapolis, c.1883.

Pin back

Pin back

Advertising for the Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co., c.1900.

Charles Alfred Pillsbury and Mary Ann Stinson Pillsbury (Mrs. Charles A.)

Charles Alfred Pillsbury and Mary Ann Stinson Pillsbury (Mrs. Charles A.)

Charles Alfred Pillsbury and Mary Ann Stinson Pillsbury, c.1895.

Calling card

Calling card

Tradesman’s card with advertising for Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co., c.1890.

Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Charles Alfred Pillsbury in his office, c.1883, taken from Northwestern Miller, vol. 37: 77.

Pillsbury-related, Charles Alfred Pillsbury, reprint, unknown location

Pillsbury-related, Charles Alfred Pillsbury, reprint

Portrait of Charles Alfred Pillsbury, c.1880.

St. Anthony Falls Tunnel Collapse, October 5, 1869

On October 5, 1869, water seeped and then gushed into a tunnel underneath St. Anthony Falls creating an enormous whirlpool. The falls were nearly destroyed. It was years before the area was fully stabilized and the falls were again safe from collapse.

Hydroelectricity in Minneapolis, September 5, 1882

Centralized hydroelectric power came on for the first time in the United States in downtown Minneapolis on September 5, 1882. Minnesota Brush Electric Company produced the power, beating a similar effort in Appleton, Wisconsin, by twenty-five days.

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