On This Date In Twin Cities History - June 4, 1869

On this date in 1869,  after working in his uncle’s hardware supply company in Minneapolis, 27-year-old Charles A. Pillsbury, along with his uncle, John S. Pillsbury, buy one-third of Frazee and Murphy flour mill for $10,000 and begin what would become the Pillsbury Flour Mills Company. Pillsbury and a competitor, the Washburn Crosby Company, formed the Minneapolis Millers Association that same year.

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